Star Wars’ Kelly Marie Tran deletes Instagram 'after harassment from fandom'

Kelly Marie Tran
GETTY • LUCASFILMKelly Marie Tran appears to have quit Instagram

07 June, 2018

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After Tran, who is Vietnamese-American, became a breakout star of the second movie of the new Star Wars trilogy, which paired her romantically with John Boyega (Finn), she was targeted with abuse on Instagram and Twitter and other online platforms.

As of June 5, Tran's Instragam remains live, but all her posts are gone.

In December, the Rose Tico page of the Star Wars-oriented reference site Wookieepedia (modelled after the user-generated Wikipedia) was altered by an unknown user into a melange of racist statements. "We're the VAST majority, we're having fun and doing just fine".

While it was unclear Wednesday if the abuse extended to comments on her Instagram feed, '"The Last Jedi" actress has been suffering trolling for months.

Author Claudia Gray, whose young-adult novels include "Star Wars: Lost Stars", tweeted, "I'm very, very angry Kelly Marie Tran was harassed by these ghouls".

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When the movie came out in December, fans were quick to debate whether it was the most hated Star Wars film of the franchise.

Rian Johnson, the director of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, has slammed the racist and sexist trolls responsible for harassing actress Kelly Marie Tran.

"Kelly Marie Tran has deleted all the posts off her Instagram due to months of harassment she has received for her character Rose", the Twitter account posted on Tuesday morning.

'And I didn't sign up for people to go, "You're fantastic!" I avoided social media for a long time purely because I was afraid, ' Tran wrote in an October 15 post.

Global News has reached out to Tran's reps for comment and/or confirmation.

At this time past year, Kelly Marie Tran's most impressive IMDB credit was either her role in the indie horror anthology XOXO or her appearance on IFC's Comedy Bang! "That is not what I signed up for". And I was like, 'I'm out.' Simple as that. "I'm super sensitive-not too sensitive-but I really feel things", the actress told Glamour in 2017.

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