Kelly Marie Tran Reportedly Wiped Her Instagram After Endless Harassment From Star Wars Fans

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Breakout star of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Kelly Marie Tran, has reportedly deleted every image from her Instagram account “after facing months of harassment from angry fans” of the franchise. And while I can’t personally vouch for the reliability of this story’s source—a Twitter account called Star Wars Facts—the original tweet’s nasty replies coupled with the respectable publications and Twitter users running with this story is enough for me to feel comfortable throwing it at the top of our only occasionally-accurate Dirt Bag.

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The 29-year-old actor (the franchise’s first woman of color to have a lead role) has been the subject of racist, sexist attacks from Star Wars fans who loathe her and her character since the film’s release late last year.

I’ve reached out to Ms. Tran for comment and will update this post if she responds.

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Let’s be clear, these people have ceased to be Star Wars fans and have morphed into overgrown manbabies that feel threatened by a woman with any sort of power or leadership role. All the MRA nonsense aside, I still don’t understand all the hate for The Last Jedi when The Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones clearly still exist.