Fans Defend ‘Mandalorian’ Actor Following Body Shaming Comments

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Following a single-shot cameo in The Mandalorian Season 2, Episode 2 (Chapter 9: The Marshal), Temeura Morrison made his official debut as bounty hunter Boba Fett in last week’s installment, Chapter 14: The Tragedy.

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Morrison, arguably, brought Fett to life in the way he always should have been. He flew in on Slave I, proceeded to work with Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal) and Fennec Shand (Ming-Na Wen) to kill an incredible amount of Moff Gideon’s stormtroopers, and then destroyed two ships in one fell swoop — this is the Boba Fett we’ve been waiting 40 years for.

Unfortunately, however, some Mandalorian viewers almost immediately took to social media to make body shaming comments about Morrison, whose portrayal of the bounty hunter was otherwise so spot-on there simply was nothing else to complain about.

The comments ranged from the mild, referring to Morrison as “Dad Bod Boba Fett” to the rude, calling him “Boba Fat.” Now, many Star Wars fans are defending the actor on social media. Let’s take a look.

Adam Whitney wrote:

Can we, like, not focus on Temeura Morrison’s weight? Why are we discussing it?

It doesn’t matter. Boba Fett is still…cool and super strong, even with some extra weight. 

Meanwhile, Matteo and Best of Boba Fett noted that Morrison was wearing an extremely bulky costume during his latest Mandalorian appearance, writing:

Or, maybe just robe-bod? He’s stuffed a lot of clothes under that armour very quickly.

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True true. Temeura Morrison doesn’t really seem over weight to me. He’s just shorter and bulkier than most. 

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The From a Certain POV Podcast shared a “Who cares?” GIF that basically sums up what most fans of the hit Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni series seem to be thinking, captioning it:

This talk about Boba Fett’s “extra weight” is so ridiculous but if we need to make a statement about, here ya go…

Another Twitter user, Dani, pointed out how disappointing the body shaming comments have become, posting:

My timeline (normally) is accepting & an advocate of all different people, which is great to see. 

But apparently weight seems to be the one last aspect of a person where it’s ok to judge & mock, judging by the Boba Fett comments. 

Incredibly disappointing. 

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Finally, Meg wrote what many Mandalorian fans are thinking:

He beat…stormtroopers and I screamed each time…I’m obsessed with Boba Fett now. 

Personally? I’ve never been so impressed with Boba Fett. Morrison has given us the portrayal we’ve deserved for, well, 40 years. And I, for one, certainly hope we see more of his depiction of the bounty hunter.

What are your thoughts on the Boba Fett body shaming situation online right now?

 

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