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Star Wars Fans Show Love and Support for Rose Tico at San Diego Comic-Con

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    Many Star Wars fans showed their support for Rose Tico, played by Kelly Marie Tran in “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” after trolls harassed the Vietnamese-American actress and pushed her off Instagram.

    Nerds of Color hosted “Rally for Rose” at Bayfront Park between Hall H and the Hilton outside of Comic-Con in San Diego, California on Saturday.

    The gathering showed some love for Tran, who became the first-ever woman of color to be part of a cast of a mega-franchise such as “Star Wars.”

    The rally received positive comments from Twitter users and fans of Rose Tico, with some showing up in cosplay.

    The organizer of the event also sold T-shirts to the fans to wear during the rally. A portion of the proceeds will go to the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum, according to the group.

    Some couldn’t make it to San Diego Comic-Con, so they showed their support online by posting on Twitter with the hashtag #RallyForRose.

    Featured Image via Instagram / thenerdsofcolor (Left), Twitter / TheNerdsofColor (Right)

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