‘Star Wars’ Actor Responds to ‘Black Stormtrooper’ Comments: ‘Get Used To It’

Star Wars: The Force Awakens” star John Boyega has one thing to say to those questioning the inclusion of a black Stormtrooper in the upcoming pic: “Get used to it.”

After the teaser for the highly anticipated seventh installment of the “Star Wars” dropped on Friday, some of the Internet’s chatter included criticism at the idea of a black Stormtrooper. Boyega appears in frame in the first few seconds of the teaser, donning one of the iconic Stormtrooper uniforms.

The 22-year-old Brit took to Instagram on Saturday to both thank fans for their support and address the criticism.

“Thank you for all the love and support!” he wrote. “The fan mail and fan art has added to my joy! Isn’t it crazy that Star Wars is actually happening? I’m in the movie but as a star wars fan I am very excited”

“To whom it may concern… Get used to it,” he added, including a smiley emoticon.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens” also stars Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac and Adam Driver. The J.J. Abrams-directed movie will hit theaters Dec. 18, 2015.

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