‘The Acolyte’ Star Amandla Stenberg Faces Off Against Racists & Haters With a Song: “U Got 72 Hours to Respond”


‘Star Wars’ franchise which is currently owned and managed by Disney has been in some trouble for quite a few years now. Traditional fans of the franchise for the most don’t like the new direction that Star Wars is taking, putting more emphasis on female-led projects and DEI politics that go behind the scenes.

But it’s also important to note that the quality of projects also decreased. The latest “scandal” in the franchise came in the form of a recently premiered ‘Star Wars: The Acolyte.’ The show was created by Lesyle Headland, and starring Amandla Stenberg playing twins in the show, Osha & Mae.

The show so far has an 85% score on Rotten Tomatoes from the critics and a 14% score by fans, making it beyond rotten. In a recent interview, Kennedy claimed that women in Star Wars are facing difficult and personal attacks due to the projects they are taking part in. Some argue that the backlash had nothing to do with race and sex and the show is just bad. Since the premiere, fans noticed low-quality scripts, acting, and several notable instances of canon breaking, which imply that the creator and the writers weren’t all that familiar with previous movies.

One of the main targets of attacks however was Stenberg herself. It’s one thing to criticize someone’s acting, but racist attacks are never okay. Stenberg decided to face off against racists and haters with a song she posted on her personal Instagram account with a caption:

Happy Juneteenth 🖤
and to those who are flooding me with intolerable racism—
since it took me 72 hours on my laptop to make this song and video, u got 72 hours to respond. and I expect choreo!!

You can check out the whole song here:

Ironically the song fights racism with more underlying racism, but, considering the “intolerable levels of racism” Stenberg is receiving these days, you can certainly understand her point of view and her need to defend herself.

What do you think about the song? Let us know in the comments below!

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