Sometimes it’s just hard for us to understand the things celebrities say or do, and other times things just get very bizarre. And as is most common, one such situation recently popped up on social media and started trending for all the wrong reasons.
Actor Ray Park, who played Darth Maul in the Star Wars franchise, was reportedly set to reprise his role as the dual-saber wielding Dathomirian in future projects, but an unexpected Instagram post might just have irrevocably jeopardized the situation.
On Friday, a post went up on the actor’s Instagram page that seemingly showed Park engaging in sexual activities with his wife. The post has since been deleted, but some fans are wondering if his profile had been hacked and as of now, there’s been no statement from the actor himself. There’s even a rumor going around with some people claiming that this was an act of revenge, adding that it was in response to his wife allegedly cheating on him.
Obviously, folks on Twitter have a lot to say about the situation and you can check out just a sample of what’s being said down below:
So Ray Park AKA Darth Maul posted a video on Instagram of him getting…
Say goodbye to that Maul series
I mean it really blows
He was just getting ahead pic.twitter.com/VIZXJ35miQ
— StarWarsOnly (@StarWarsOnly2) July 25, 2020
Ray Park’s instagram.. pic.twitter.com/toUW0LEkZS
— jeremy (@then0wnow) July 25, 2020
Oh boy I sure do love browsing Ray Park’s Instagram at 7:05pm PST I sure do hope that nothing vulgar appears in my feed pic.twitter.com/BGA6YVpY19
— Spence? (@1mperiaI) July 25, 2020
Lucasfilm when they see why Ray Park’s trending. pic.twitter.com/oAbMglS5FD
— Filippo (@Filq2001) July 25, 2020
But there’s also a camp of defenders who are urging fans to wait for the facts before jumping to conclusions or calling for Ray Park to be “canceled.”
Ray Park has been trending, and folks are being way too quick to condemn… We MUST Wait For FACTS Before Firing Darth Maul Over Instagram Post and screenshots. This is not right, here’s what we know: https://t.co/RvJL5NlO0n pic.twitter.com/swjv66iXhW
— Andy Signore (@andysignore) July 25, 2020
I see the cancel brigade are still calling for Ray Park’s head despite his wife issuing several statements that all allegations about him are false and his social media accounts were targeted. But as with most things these days, let’s not let facts get in the way of these stories pic.twitter.com/TpB2JLkukX
— Jason McLaughlin (@jangomac72) July 26, 2020
You know, Ray Park is innocent. You should really stop supporting cancel culture in instances like this.
— CY98 #IStandWithVic Endgame 8x (@RWBY_Fan10000) July 25, 2020
Ray Park. It’s ridiculous that so many of you quickly saw what was clearly a hacked IG account to try cancel a man. Anyone with half a brain could see this was fake. https://t.co/XCWFNLKw7v
— Slick (@slickp72) July 25, 2020
With Darth Maul’s status as a fan-favorite villain in the series, it sure sounded like Disney and Lucasfilm had big plans for the character going forward. This even reportedly included a cameo in season 3 of The Mandalorian and possibly his own show.
And while Ray Park was never officially attached to any of these projects, his cameo in Solo: A Star Wars Story meant that the likelihood of him playing the role again was quite high. But now this entire situation will need to be completely resolved before Disney even considers letting the star join the ranks of another film or TV series.