Ava DuVernay Tells Star Wars ' Racist Trolls to Shut Up in the Best Way

Ava DuVernay Tells Star Wars ' Racist Trolls to Shut Up in the Best Way

Have you seen the trailer to the highly anticipated film?

Published October 21, 2015

Tickets for the highly anticipated film Star Wars: The Force Awakens have recently gone on sale, and while some fans are hype about the film's release, other die-hards aren't happy with the film's choice of a Black lead — Black British actor John Boyega plays a Stormtrooper in the film. They're so pressed that they even created the hateful Twitter hashtag #BoycottStarWarsVII. Well, Selma director Ava DuVernay is firing back at the trolls with a hashtag of her own: #CelebrateStarWarsVII.

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With the Elle cover girl putting such a positive spin on the negative hashtag, the Twitter community began to support, creating what's turning out to be a semi-movement celebrating diversity.

What's not to love about Ava? She's always uplifiting others any chance she gets. In case you missed it, check out the trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens below.

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(Photo: Michael Kovac/Getty Images for ELLE)

Written by Moriba Cummings

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