Tran's Instagram featured lots of positive and motivational posts and it unfortunate that critics of her character of Rose have crossed the line. The page description: "Afraid, but doing it anyway".
Racist remarks, attacks on her Star Wars character Rose Tico, and claims that Tran "ruined" The Last Jedi all proliferated in the comments, whether or not her posts were related to Star Wars. For instance, In December, someone edited the Rose Tico Wookieepedia page so that her name was "Ching Chong Wing Tong" and her home was "Ching Chong China". Tran's last-minute Porg costumes have disappeared, along with her inspiring posts to followers struggling with self-doubt or anxiety.
'What we talk about when we talk about manbabies, ' The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson tweeted in response on Tuesday.
In October, months before The Last Jedi was released, Tran admitted that she "avoided public social media for a long time purely because I was afraid".
"You can dislike a film, You can dislike a character But anyone who insulted Kelly Marie Tran is simply not a true Star Wars Fan", another said. Johnson has previously been targeted by abusive fans, although he maintains that the "vast majority" of people are respectful.
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This isn't the first time a "Star Wars" cast member was the subject of hate on social media.
"'I'm just not equipped for [Instagram]", she said, adding that she never opened a Twitter account. "It doesn't change my goals, my dreams, what I want to do with the opportunities I've been given".
The role also saw the Vietnamese-American become the first lead actress of colour to appear in movie franchise. I posted a thing about gun regulations, because I was at an event in tribute to the Orlando shooting at Pulse [where 49 people were killed and over 50 were wounded].