White Feminists Attack John Boyega's Carnival Whine And Black Twitter Goes In

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 14:  John Boyega attends the EE British Academy Film Awards at The Royal Opera House on February 14, 2016 in London, England.  (Photo by Mike Marsland/Mike Marsland/WireImage)

White Feminists Attack John Boyega's Carnival Whine And Black Twitter Goes In

"Star Wars" fans dragged the whole galaxy into it.

Published September 1, 2017

A trip to London’s Carnival festival at Notting Hill turned into controversy for Star Wars actor John Boyega.

The 25-year-old posted a video of him whining with a woman dressed in a Caribbean mas costume and was instantly accused of being “demeaning” towards women all because he took part of a cultural dance at a cultural festival.

Born to Nigerian parents in London, Boyega was one of thousands getting their whine (or wine) on at the city's annual Notting Hill Carnival. 

  1. Boyega quickly caught heat from one Star Wars fan who was offended by the video and asked what would the lead females characters in the franchise do.

    It´s not funny. Can you imagine strong females like Padme, Leia or Rey in a similar situation? I can´t. 😞 @Disney @starwars pic.twitter.com/mkXDlLT84M

    — Baymax (@BaymaxSix) August 30, 2017

  2. Boyega politely clapped back with the quickness:

  3. Despite the backlash from those unfamiliar with the traditions and customs of Carnival, Boyega garnered tons of support from fans who praised his dance skills and expressed their interest in the annual celebration. Twitter quickly came to Boyega's defense:

  4. Even Boyega himself stood up the white tears and promised his fans his whine would continue:

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Written by BET Staff

(Photo: Mike Marsland/Mike Marsland/WireImage)


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