John Boyega can't reason with racists

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' actor John Boyega doesn't think he can fight racist attitudes with "logical conversation".

John Boyega can't reason with racists

John Boyega doesn't think he can combat racist attitudes with "logical conversation".

The 23-year-old actor has a lead role in the J.J. Abrams-directed 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' and has admitted to being bemused by the reaction to his casting, with some fans bemoaning the fact a black man had been handed a major part in the film.

John, who appears in the role of Finn, said: "I don't know where those mentalities come from, as I wasn't raised like that. I can't involve myself in that mentality. For most of us it's weird, it's strange."

The Brit - who stars alongside Daisy Ridley in the new sci-fi movie - admitted there's no point trying to reason with people who are unwilling to listen to logic.

He told the Sunday Times newspaper: "You can't address [people who think like that] with a logical conversation.

"If someone says, 'Boble-looka chobla' to you, it's so hard to respond ... There's no debate as to why they think that way, and giving people like that a platform is green-lighting that mentality to be normal. And it's not a normal thing to think like that."

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