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

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.”

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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.

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

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