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

Have you seen the trailer to the highly anticipated film?

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.


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. is your No. 1 source for Black celebrity news, photos, exclusive videos and all the latest in the world of hip hop and R&B music. 

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