John Boyega Slams 'Star Wars' Fans Who Harass the Actors & Actresses

John Boyega Slams 'Star Wars' Fans Who Harass the Actors & Actresses

This is far from the first run-in with harassment and trolling the Star Wars fan community has undergone since the launch of the new trilogy with The Force Awakens back in 2015, which garnered the vocal ire of fans after Twitter-based critics called main character Rey a "Mary Sue".

John Boyega, who plays Finn in the Skywalker saga movies The Force Awakens, The Last Jedi and the upcoming Episode IX, is exhausted of the vitriol that has been directed at members of the cast on social media.

He later stressed that the vast majority of fans supported the cast and thanked them for "putting yourselves in our shoes", adding: "You understand that there is a process, so much appreciated".

A rattled Tran - who boasts 242,000 Instagram followers - deleted all her photos from the app, wiping her page clean and leaving only a heartbreaking bio, which reads, "Afraid, but still doing it anyway".

Star Wars actor John Boyega has urged fans of the franchise to stop harassing the cast on social media.

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That prompted words of "fatherly" advice from Mark Hamill, AKA Luke Skywalker. "Just accept that you don't know, as I have".

But while some are celebrating this breakthrough, a horde of trolls in social media and internet forums have taken it upon themselves to abuse Tran for basically not being a white male - harassing her online and ultimately hounding her off social media.

Ridley quit the platform in 2016 after being criticised for a post about gun violence in the US.

"I posted a thing about gun regulations, because I was at an event in tribute to the Orlando shooting at Pulse", the 26-year-old told Glamour magazine in December. "That is not what I signed up for".

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