Following “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” star Kelly Marie Tran quitting social media after being on the receiving end of vicious nasty assaults from trolls, her co-star John Boyega is announcing he’s had it.
Boyega, 26, is putting his foot down with a stern tweet to harassing fans, informing them their online bullying needs to stop.
Explaining that “harassing the actors/actresses” in the films does nothing, he scolds, “You’re not entitled to politeness when your approach is rude. Even if you paid for a ticket!”
He followed that up by thanking those fans who don’t harass “Star Wars” actors.
Boyega’s “Last Jedi” co-star Mark Hamill offered a tongue-in-cheek response, warning him that “the last time I let a fan put themself in my shoes, they just took off running & sold them on Ebay.”
Tran deleted all her Instagram posts and exited social media last week; although she hasn’t commented on the reason why, she had been under attack from some “Star Wars” fans who were critical of her character in “The Last Jedi”, blasting the actress with racist and misogynistic messages.
Shortly after she left Instagram, Hamill shared a photo of himself and Tran as a show of support, asking, “What’s not to love?” along with the hashtag #GetALifeNerds.
Daisy Ridley was the first “Star Wars” star to abandon social media, explaining her decision in a December 2017 interview with Glamour.
“I posted a thing about gun regulations, because I was at an event in tribute to the Orlando shooting at Pulse,” she told the fashion mag. “People weren’t nice about how I looked. And I was like, ‘I’m out.’ Simple as that. That is not what I signed up for.”