There are many onscreen heroes in the Star Wars universe and John Boyega, aka Finn, is undoubtedly one of them. Despite criticism against the producers that his character was sidelined and minimized in some films (a discussion for another time), we can’t deny his role in saving the world in the story many of us have grown to love.
During the #BlackLivesMatter protest in London, John Boyega took to the megaphone and proudly declared that he was speaking to everyone from the heart and proved he was a hero in real life, too. “I don’t know if I’m gonna have a career after this,” he said without fear, knowing full well that the importance of black lives and the safety of black bodies came before all of that. “We don’t know what George Floyd could have achieved,” he exclaimed with passion, wondering what the man could have still gone on to be if the police hadn’t brutally ended his life so abruptly. He continues on to say that they don’t leave the protest and stop there, they continue on.
Watch the video below:
John Boyega really just said fuck Hollywood and fuck Disney with his whole heart, I love this man pic.twitter.com/NBCtD34E4Z
— Alex Peter (@LolOverruled) June 3, 2020
John Boyega just became an IRL star wars character. That man doesn't need the movies. Hes gathering the rebel alliance in the face of the imperials.. legendary
— Joe (@thisislijoe) June 3, 2020
I can’t imagine respecting or admiring a single cast member from star wars more than John Boyega. The fact that he‘s aware of the job ending risk he’s taking just to fight systemic racism and support BLM on the front lines is so fucking powerful. He honestly deserves everything. pic.twitter.com/4jg6V8aKX9
— Shaun|BLM (@Shaundalorian) June 3, 2020
John Boyega at the #BlackLivesMatter protests in London ✊?
'I’m speaking to you from my heart. Look, I don’t know if I’m going to have a career after this, but fuck that' pic.twitter.com/ZMxpAYLQvA
— Culture Crave ? (@CultureCrave) June 3, 2020
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