February is always a special month. Not only do we celebrate love on Valentine’s day, but we also commit to honoring Black History.
To commemorate the start of this time of year, Star Wars: The Force Awakens actor John Boyega tweeted a simple greeting to his 460,000-plus followers:
Happy black history month X— John Boyega (@JohnBoyega) February 1, 2016
For some of his followers, however, Boyega’s message wasn’t one worthy of sharing. For those who took the time to challenge the actor, Boyega had clever comebacks to silence them all.
Happy black history month. Didnt think saying happy was good but @JohnBoyega said it is so i will as well— RandomNASCAR_Posts (@randomnascar) February 1, 2016
@randomnascar please take several seats black history is more than that.— John Boyega (@JohnBoyega) February 1, 2016
@JohnBoyega good point lots of great people to remember. Hopefully we’ll get to point where we dont even notice colors— RandomNASCAR_Posts (@randomnascar) February 1, 2016
Another follower chimed in that the month shouldn’t be treated differently than any of the others.
@JohnBoyega I just want every month to be we are all happy with each other month.— brad edgin (@theedge60) February 1, 2016
To which the actor responded:
@theedge60 happy you can celebrate it too month with a side of ssshhh— John Boyega (@JohnBoyega) February 1, 2016
Three snaps for you John!