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Kelly Marie Tran Deletes All Instagram Posts After Months of Racist Attacks From Star Wars Fans

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    After reportedly enduring months of online abuse from some angry Star Wars fans, actress Kelly Marie Tran has allegedly decided to delete all of her Instagram photos.

    The Vietnamese American star, who played the role of Resistance maintenance worker Rose Tico in “The Last Jedi,” was the first woman of color to play a leading role in the billion-dollar Disney franchise.

    In the 2017 film, Rose’s arc had her team up with Finn (John Boyega) on a secret mission to Canto Bight before being captured by the First Order. She ultimately saves Finn’s life in the film’s climactic battle.

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

    The description of her character Rose Tico on the Star Wars Wookieepedia website was altered by unknown users to feature offensive, racist language.

    Alt-right internet troll Paul Ray Ramsey even berated Tran for her appearance.

    Tran’s Instagram account remains active but all of her posts are gone as of this writing. While she did not explain her reason for doing so, the popular Twitter account Star Wars Facts claimed that it was due to online bullying.

    Meanwhile, Tran has since been receiving an outpouring of support from her fans and followers.

    Tran is expected to return in “Star Wars: Episode 9,” which is scheduled to be released in December 2019. The movie, directed by JJ Abrams, will round out the current trilogy, ending the Skywalker Saga.

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