John Boyega’s Support for Diversity in the Entertainment Industry
John Boyega is a celebrated actor and advocate of diversity in the entertainment industry. His support for diversity has been a major driving force in the sector, both in terms of representation on screen and the hiring of talent off-screen. Boyega apps session first entered the public eye in the blockbuster Star Wars franchise, playing the role of Finn in the sequel trilogy. His performance as a Stormtrooper-turned-Resistance fighter made him a fan favorite, and also made him the first black lead in the franchise’s history. Boyega has also used his platform to speak out against injustice and racism in the industry. In a viral 2020 speech timechi following the murder of George Floyd, Boyega stated, “We are a physical representation of our support for George Floyd. We are a physical representation of our support for Sandra Bland. We are a physical representation of our support for Trayvon Martin. We are a physical representation of our support for Stephen Lawrence.” In addition to speaking out, Boyega has been an active advocate for more diverse representation in entertainment. He founded his own gimnow production company, UpperRoom Productions, with the goal of championing diverse stories and voices. UpperRoom has already produced two films, and is looking to expand its production slate to include more diverse stories. Boyega has also advocated for more diverse hiring practices in entertainment, believing that the hiring of more people of color off-screen will lead to more diverse representations on-screen. He has actively lobbied for more diverse hiring practices in the industry, and has worked with production companies to ensure that they are hiring diverse talent both on and off-screen. John Boyega has been an outspoken advocate for diversity in the entertainment industry, and his commitment to creating more equitable representation on and off-screen has had a lasting impact. His dedication to creating a more diverse industry is an inspiration to us all.