Unfortunately, not everyone seems to agree, especially Alt-Right internet personality Paul Ray Ramsey, who took to Twitter on December 18 to make fun of Tran and her appearance.
His followers eagerly joined in, tweeting nasty comments about her weight, race, and appeal.
Ramsey also posted a video to his YouTube, wherein he sarcastically praised “The Last Jedi” for its progressive nature, again poking fun at Tran’s casting decision.
Largely considered to be one of the most important representatives of the Alt-Right, Ramsey holds a lot of sway with this population, and his comments encourage racism, sexism, and other discriminatory behaviors from his tens of thousands of followers. In an attempt to soften his messages, he often uses his brand of comedy in his videos, blogs, and social media posts.
Max Chang Max is a graduate from UCLA with a degree in communications. He spent most of his undergrad in Las Vegas honing his skills at poker and pai gow to pay his tuition and dabbled with a few modafinil online marketing positions. He now writes about his adventures and hopes his entrepreneurial ventures will make him a millionaire by age 30.
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