Star Wars actor Kelly Marie Tran deletes Instagram after harassment

And that's OKAY. Let us approach each other from a place of honesty in this confusion, let us embrace our differences with love.

Indeed, ever since it was announced that Tran, 29, was cast in The Last Jedi, she has been on the receiving end of brutal fan commentary about her racial background and gender.

The new content is inspired by the new Star Wars movie, Solo: A Star Wars Story.

Rose Tico's character page on Wookieepedia, an online Star Wars encyclopaedia, was changed so that she was renamed "Ching Chong Wing Tong" - a slur used to mock the East Asian accent.

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. One post, among the many saved by fans before the account was deleted, reads, "I avoided public social media for a long time purely because I was afraid. It's sad that her life choices are presently being dictated by a awful bunch of so-called Star Wars Fans", said Sanjiv Indran, the president of the Star Wars Malaysia Fan Club.


Since the release of The Last Jedi, the actress has been bombarded with numerous sexist and racist comments from Star Wars fans who didn't appreciate her Rose character. Tran, the newest addition to the Star Wars franchise, was being severely trolled online, primarily on her Instagram account and that of the official Star Wars page, because she is not available on either Facebook or Twitter.

Actress Daisy Ridley, who has suffered similar trolling since joining the "Star Wars" universe, shared a screen shot on social media of a story about Tran's bullying.

"The Lord of the Rings" star Elijah Wood tweeted Tuesday night, "I [heart] #kellymarietran and her incredible work in The Last Jedi".

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

The budget of Han Solo was at least $250 million, so with marketing and other expenses added in, the $400 million doesn't look to almost be enough to make a profit. "I still don't believe I'm doing it", she said. "I was like, 'I'm out, ' Simple as a that. I'm super sensitive-not too sensitive-but I really feel things", the actress told Glamour in 2017. "And I was like, 'I'm out, '" she said.


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