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Star Wars actor Kelly Marie Tran deletes Instagram after harassment

Star Wars actor Kelly Marie Tran deletes Instagram after harassment

Despite high-placed supporters like JJ Abrams stepping in to denounce fans who feel "threatened by women", and Luke Skywalker himself praising her directly, Tran still has trouble shaking angry nerds who insist her character, Rose Tico, was the worst part of The Last Jedi.

According to the Wrap, the actress received "months of racist trolling", including an incident where her name on an online Star Wars encyclopedia was changed to "Ching Chong Wing Tong".

Sadly this isn't the first time that a woman involved in the Star Wars franchise has been forced off social media by so-called fans, with Tran's co-star Daisy Ridley deleting her Instagram in 2016 after she was bombarded with abusive messages for posting about gun violence.

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"I was at [the Teen Choice Awards] and people weren't nice about how I looked".

He then added: 'On social media a few unhealthy people can cast a big shadow on the wall, but over the past 4 years I've met lots of real fellow SW fans. "Not fighting what we hate, but by saving what we love".

"Kelly Marie Tran's quote on her Instagram page - 'Afraid, but doing it anyway.' is a thing I adore without reserve", tweeted Star Wars novel author Chuck Wendig in reference to Tran's Instagram bio.

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One said: 'Kelly marie tran literally posted nothing but cute positive daily posts and y'all dudebro gremlins harassed her so much you drove her off insta. fuck all y'all for thinking you can just comment your uninvited opinion about rose on a post that has nothing to do with it'.

Kelly had previously been lauded over her candid, relateable posts such as comparing herself before and after the polish of glam squads and retouching in magazine spreads. Ridley never laid the blame for her departure on that gun-happy attention, but as with Tran, the timing was hard to ignore.

This decision by https://www.instagram.com/kellymarietran/?hl=en|Kelly Marie Tran to completely wipe her Instagram was most likely for the best. And I was like, 'I'm out.' Simple as that.

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"So many people wish for something like this". That is not what I signed up for.


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