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John Boyega in the teaser for “Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens”

*The new “Star Wars” trailer that premiered on Black Friday has a lot of folks excited for the J.J. Abrams sequel, but some people have apparently taken issue with the racial makeup of what appears to be a Stormtrooper, played by black British actor John Boyega.

The 22-year-old used Instagram to gush over the excitement generated by the teaser’s online debut. He also briefly addressed the heated discussion on social media over whether a black Stormtrooper made sense.

In the “Star Wars” series, Stormtroopers were originally clones of Jango Fett, an ethnic “Mandalorian” played by New Zealand-born actor Temuera Derek Morrison, of partial Maori descent.

Temuera Morrison as Jango Fett

Temuera Morrison as Jango Fett

Later in the storyline, when Boyega’s “black Stormtrooper” character would’ve lived, Stormtroopers were recruited from general populations — making a Stormtrooper of any race certainly feasible.

In any case , the hashtag #BlackStormtrooper popped up on Twitter and the teaser’s YouTube page began filling with comments that ranged from supportive to down right racist.

Regarding the idea of a black Stormtrooper, Boyega responded to the haters with four words: “Get used to it.”

With love xxx

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Some fans also pointed out Boyega may not even be a Stormtrooper — he could be a rebel in a Stormtrooper uniform, like Han Solo and Luke Skywalker in “Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.”

Fans will have to wait until the December 2015 premiere of “Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens” to find out more about Boyega’s character.

Watch the trailer below: