Krystina Arielle is all set to be the new host of Star Wars: The High Republic Show. As soon as the announcement was made, Arielle was shot down in the flames by Twitterati. This came in the wake of previous tweets posted by the actor.
Krystina was seen making broad generalisations and racist remarks against the white community, instigating netizens to demand her dismissal. Star Wars franchise paid no attention and chose to look the other way. They came out in unflagging support of the Critical Role actor and tweeted on Saturday: “Our Star Wars community is one of hope and inclusivity. We do not stand for bullying and racism. We support Krystina Arielle.”
The show is a forthcoming bi-monthly web series in line with the Star Wars media franchise. In June last year, the actor had stated: “Just a reminder that White Women are just as complicit in the upholding and enforcing White supremacy.” In another tweet, Krystina had asserted: “Because White people can’t let us have shit unless they can centre themselves as the hero.”
Arielle, shared a few screenshots of the racial abuse and animosity sent to her on Twitter and Instagram. Star Wars community of fans rendered complete support to the actress. Thereafter, #IStandWithKrystina started trending. Anthony Carboni, the present host of The Star Wars also tweeted in the support of ‘Six in One’ actor he wrote “Hi. @krystinaarielle rules. She’s a wonderful addition to the Star Wars family and I’m excited for her to be bringing us updates on all the very good High Republic news. Go say hi and give her a warm welcome today, would you?”. Krystina replied to the haters by sharing the poem written by Maya Angelou. Earlier , last year when they were raging protests over George Floyd death , Arielle vocally supported the movement and criticized white supremacy then.