Star War Actress Kelly Marie Tran Removes Instagram Posts After Harassment

Posted June 07, 2018

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The UCLA grad followed the lead of her castmate Daisy Ridley, who deleted the popular platform in July of a year ago because she wasn't 'equipped'. Fans of the game are about to be in for a new world of content inspired by Solo: A Star Wars Story when the new batch of Han Solo season content arrives June 12.

Kelly played Rose, a mechanic who befriended Finn (John Boyega) in Episode 8, ultimately saving his life - however fans apparently didn't take to her character so well. Sadly, fans were disappointed to see that the actress has deleted all of her posts from social media, leaving audiences to wonder what caused the purge.

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.

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.

And, he, too was confronted with a barrage of insults from Star Wars fans.

Soon after the movie hit theaters in December, Tran revealed that she faced sexist and racist comments from abusive fans.

"The Last Jedi" director Rian Johnson is not going to just sit around and do nothing while one of his stars is bullied online.

Numerous replies to Johnson's latest comments continued in that vein, with accusations that he had "killed Star Wars" and caused the latest instalment - a Han Solo spin-off - to flop at the box office.

And while we can't confirm the reason, Tran's Instagram account is now empty.

Though Tran's Instagram account, which has almost 200,000 followers, is still online, there are now no posts. "I still don't believe I'm doing it", she said.

Star Wars Facts first reported that she deleted all posts from her Instagram account due to harassment.

'People weren't nice about how I looked. "That is not what I signed up for".

Fellow Star Wars leading lady Daisy Ridley also deleted her Instagram account in 2017 and never returned, after becoming the victim of harassment and abuse over a remark she made about gun control in the U.S.