Kumail Nanjiani and a handful of film, television, and comic book writers are coming to Kelly Marie Tran's defense following the news the actress wiped her Instagram account clean in the wake of extreme social media harassment from angry "Star Wars" fans.
"We like & dislike stuff but we do it with humour, love & respect". The newest chapter of Star Wars Battlefront II is sending you to the spice mines of Kessel, where hopefully you won't be smashed into who knows what. The page for her character, Resistance fighter Rose Tico, on the "Star Wars" wiki Wookieepedia has been locked "due to vandalism and unwanted edits" following offensive and racist revisions.
Kelly had previously been lauded over her candid, relateable posts such as comparing herself before and after the polish of glam squads and retouching in magazine spreads. We're the VAST majority, we're having fun & doing just fine'. One post, among the many saved by fans before the account was deleted, reads, "I avoided public social media for a long time purely because I was afraid".
The game's Han Solo content is all about the galaxy's most famous smuggler and this upcoming batch of Star Wars Battlefront 2 content focuses on locations, vehicles, and costumes from the most recent Star Wars film. The page's tagline, which had been "Am I doing this right?" in November, now reads, "Afraid, but doing it anyway".
"Star Wars" icon Mark Hamill also weighed in, commenting on Johnson's earlier tweet that explained how most of the "real" fan base does not post disrespectful comments.
TooFab has reached out to Tran as well as the Star Wars fan account for clarification, but has yet to hear back.
The Star Wars Malaysia Fan Club has also reacted to reports of Tran's abuse, saying the franchise "deserved better fans". "I was terrified of being picked apart, of being scrutinized, of being seen", the 29-year-old actress wrote in an Instagram caption last October. "And I was like, 'I'm out, '" she said. And I was like, 'I'm out.' Simple as that.