Kelly Marie Tran is done dealing with racist and sexist harassment from “Star Wars” fans on her Instagram page.
The Vietnamese-American, who starred as Rose Tico in “The Last Jedi” deleted all of her Instagram posts over the weekend.
Tran, the first woman of colour to play a lead role in a “Star Wars” film, has reportedly faced months of harassment due to her gender and racial background.
“The Last Jedi” director Rian Johnson tweeted Tuesday to call out the “unhealthy people” who give “Star Wars” fandom a bad name.
When another Twitter user claimed Johnson was conflating criticism with “trolling,” the director responded forcefully, slamming the harassment of women and people of colour.
“So many people wish for something like this. I still don’t believe I’m doing it,” Tran said last year upon the film’s release.
Olivia Munn, whose mother is was a Vietnamese refugee to America, took to Instagram Wednesday in support of Tran.
“As an Asian American actress myself, I am SO PROUD of Kelly Marie Tran for forging a path in Hollywood, which is extremely hard because it’s not a path that already exists for us,” she wrote.
“Just remember girl, DON’T TRIP OVER THE HATERS, WALK OVER THEM,” Munn added.
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As an Asian American actress myself, I am SO PROUD of @kellymarietran for forging a path in Hollywood, which is extremely hard because it’s not a path that already exists for us. Not only did she find a way, but she found it all the way to STAR WARS !!! She is ridiculously talented, brave and gorgeous. I think it’s interesting how her character Rose Tico in #TheLastJedi allowed us to see how widespread the First Order’s venom has become, reaching out to the farthest points of the galaxy. And now today, Kelly is showing us how poisonous people can corrode so many things right here on Earth. I’m proud of Kelly for taking a stand and saying enough to the bullshit. But I hope that if she ever wants to come back to social media she does, because she deserves to be here and we need more people like her putting good energy out in the world. Just remember girl, DON’T TRIP OVER THE HATERS, WALK OVER THEM. 🙌💛💫👊✨
“The Big Sick” star Kumail Nanjiani tweeted Tuesday in support of Tran.