“I Said What I Said”: John Boyega Flames Racists After Tweeting About George Floyd

The Star Wars star doubled and tripled down.

On Wednesday morning, actor John Boyega tweeted about the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police.

“This just burns,” he wrote. “Seems to be a never-ending cycle. The murderers need to be charged severely. Even in the face of death, this man was given zero empathy.” Six minutes later, he followed up with a more aggressive statement. “I really fucking hate racists.”


Followers attempted to derail the conversation, saying that “hate” was too strong a word. Some asked Boyega to think of the younger fans of the Star Wars franchise who follow him on social media. “I said what I said,” he responded. “Speak for yourself at all times…this is my own personal account. I am not here for the kids.”

Boyega took to Instagram Live to double down on his statements. “So I’ll say it again…fuck you racist white people. I said what I said.”

The 28-year old Brit is no stranger to online backlash. After his debut as Finn in 2015’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens, critics took aim at Boyega and the film’s director J.J. Abrams on social media. Despite the backlash, the film went on to gross over $2 billion at the box office on a $258 million net budget. In 2017, he posted a video dancing at Notting Hill Carnival which also led to online critique.


‘She’s Gotta Have It’ Writer Responds to John Boyega Criticism

John Boyega Hints At A Possible Future Role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Torry Threadcraft

Torry Threadcraft is a writer who covers music, sports, and culture. You can find his daily ramblings and culinary takes at @dreadcraft.

Published by
Torry Threadcraft

Recent Posts

Best Videos To Drop Last Week: Anderson .Paak, Cordae, Ari Lennox, Ice Spice & More

Last week video releases from Ari Lennox, Anderson .Paak, Cordae, midwxst and Denzel Curry were… Read More

January 30, 2023

‘The Last of Us’ Fans React to the Brilliant Third Episode, “Long Long Time”

The Last of Us fans praised third episode "Long Long Time," a look into the love… Read More

January 30, 2023

Director of the ‘Cowboy Bebop’ Anime Says He Turned Off Live-Action Adaptation After Watching One Scene

Shinichirō Watanabe, director of the Cowboy Bebop anime series, slammed its live-action Netflix adaptation, which… Read More

January 30, 2023

Michael Jackson’s Nephew Will Portray Michael Jackson in Forthcoming Biopic

Jaafar Jackson, son of Jermaine Jackson, is set to portray Michael Jackson in forthcoming Antoine… Read More

January 30, 2023

Marvel Studios Has Unveiled Deleted Scenes From ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’

Four deleted scenes from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever have been introduced, including “Outside The Scope” and… Read More

January 30, 2023

Mixtape Monday: CRIMEAPPLE, Gloss Up, KOTA The Friend, Tab Jones, AIME + More

CRIMEAPPLE, Gloss Up, KOTA The Friend, Tab Jones, AIME, and more this Mixtape Monday. CRIMEAPPLE… Read More

January 30, 2023