'Star Wars' Hero John Boyega Goes Ballistic On Racist Twitter Trolls

HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 21:  Actor John Boyega arrives at Universal's 'Pacific Rim Uprising' premiere at TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX on March 21, 2018 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)

'Star Wars' Hero John Boyega Goes Ballistic On Racist Twitter Trolls

A little louder for the ones in the back.

Published June 12, 2018

John Boyega isn’t about to let his costars take abuse and then be harassed for decisions they’re making.

  1. The 26-year-old actor, who plays Flinn in Star Wars’ new trilogy, hit up Twitter today (June 12) to chastise fans who have been critical of characters from the last film, Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

  2. “If you don’t like Star Wars or the characters understand that there are decisions makers and harassing the actors/ actresses will do nothing,” he tweeted. “You’re not entitled to politeness when your approach is rude. Even if you paid for a ticket!”

  3. In a subsequent tweet he added, “To the majority of Star Wars fans thank you for supporting and putting yourselves in our shoes. You understand that there is a process so much appreciated!”

    The timing of Boyega’s tweet assumes it coincides with costar Kelly Marie Tran deleting all of her Instagram account posts after experiencing months of harassment on social media.

    Tran is the first Asian-American woman to appear as a lead in the popular film series. She removed all content from her IG page, leaving only a bio reading, “Afraid, but doing it anyway.”

    The 29-year-old actress made her debut in December’s latest installment as resistance fighter Rose Tico.

    We previously brought you reports about the Internet bullying Tran was receiving and relaying the struggle of being a Star Wars fan while also being Black. Hopefully they bullying will die down and she can return to using social media at her leisure.

Written by Paul Meara

Photo: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic


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