Star Wars’ John Boyega Blasts ‘Game of Thrones’ for Lack of Diversity

Star Wars’ John Boyega Blasts ‘Game of Thrones’ for Lack of Diversity

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John Boyega, the first actor of color to be cast in a lead role in a ‘Star Wars’ movie, has blasted popular HBO series ‘Game of Thrones’ for its lack of diversity, citing ‘Lord of the Rings’ as another franchise totally devoid of people of color. In an interview with GQ, Boyega commented: “There are no black people on ‘Game of Thrones.’ You don’t see one black person in ‘Lord of the Rings.’” While ‘Game of Thrones’ does feature some minor characters of color, none hold lead roles and every character in ‘Lord of the Rings’ is, indeed, white.   …