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Days after Star Wars: The Last Jedi star Kelly Marie Tran removed all of the posts on her Instagram account, numerous celebrities-those associated with Star Wars and those who simply know and admire her-are coming to the actress's defense.

According to the Wrap, the actress received "months of racist trolling", including an incident where her name on an online Star Wars encyclopedia was changed to "Ching Chong Wing Tong".

Understandably, the actress had enough. Daisy Ridley, who plays Rey in the new trilogy, deleted her account in 2016 after facing criticism for her appearance and her stance on gun control.

Before deleting her Instagram posts, leaving behind only a bio reading "Afraid, but doing it anyway", Tran occasionally described her reasoning behind what she shares with the public.

Of course, the attacks on Tran's race are much more revolting and reveal just how toxic the Star Wars fandom can be.

Tran starred as mechanic turned Resistance fighter Rose Tico in the latest Star Wars film, The Last Jedi.

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The immediate question sparked by Tran's sudden action: Was she moved to do so because of online harassment?

The UCLA grad followed the lead of her castmate Daisy Ridley, who deleted the popular platform in July of previous year because she wasn't 'equipped'.

In another instance, her entry in the Wookieepedia, the Star Wars wiki, was edited to include offensive remarks and racial slurs.

Johnson also tweeted about the difference between "not liking a movie and hatefully harassing a woman so bad she has to get off social media".

"You can dislike a film, You can dislike a character But anyone who insulted Kelly Marie Tran is simply not a true Star Wars Fan", another said. "It's sad that her life choices are presently being dictated by a frightful bunch of so-called Star Wars Fans", said Sanjiv Indran, the president of the Star Wars Malaysia Fan Club.

'And I didn't sign up for people to go, "You're awesome!"

'I'm super sensitive - not too sensitive - but I really feel things, ' the British 26-year-old admitted to Glamour in December. But I didn't sign up for them to say things like, "Your skin is s***" either'.


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