“Star Wars” actor John Boyega felt the force of online outrage Tuesday after making a crude joke about his character hooking up with Jedi hero Rey in their fictional galaxy.
The star made the crass quip in response to a fan, who joked on Instagram that the death of his character’s romantic rival in new flick “The Rise of Skywalker” had opened the door for Boyega’s character Finn.
“It’s not about who she kisses but who eventually lays the pipe. You are a genius,” Boyega responded.
His comment touched off a flurry of criticism from other fans who accused Boyega of misogyny and poor taste.