John Boyega Blasts Fans Who Harassed 'Star Wars' Co-Star
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The Finn depicter joins director Rian Johnson, who also slammed the bully by calling them 'manbabies.'

AceShowbiz - John Boyega has jumped in Kelly Marie Tran's defense after she was forced to leave Instagram due to hate comments from "Star Wars" fans. The 26-year-old actor took to Twitter to call out the fans who harassed his "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" co-star.

"If you don't like Star Wars or the characters understand that there are decisions makers and harassing the actors/ actresses will do nothing. You're not entitled to politeness when your approach is rude. Even if you paid for a ticket!" the Finn depicter wrote on the micro-blogging site.

He added in a separate tweet, "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 !"

Some fans previously attacked Vietnamese-American Kelly, who played Rose Tico in the eighth episodic film of the beloved science-fiction franchise. They didn't seem to welcome her though, prompting some male fans to leave abusive message on her social media accounts.

At one point, her name was listed as "Ching Chong Wing Tong" on Wookieepedia, Huffington Post reported. According to Newsweek, the person who made the racist post was later banned from the site.

Kelly later deleted all her photos on her Instagram page, leaving only her profile picture and bio that reads, "Afraid, but doing it anyway."

Prior to John, director Rian Johnson also slammed the bully, calling them "manbabies." He tweeted, "On social media a few unhealthy people can cast a big shadow on the wall, but over the past 4 years I've met lots of real fellow SW fans. We like & dislike stuff but we do it with humor, love & respect. We're the VAST majority, we're having fun & doing just fine."

Responding to a fan, he added, "Done with this disingenuous bullshit. You know the difference between not liking a movie and hatefully harassing a woman so bad she has to get off social media. And you know which of those two we're talking about here."

In addition to Kelly, fellow "The Last Jedi" actress Daisy Ridley got off social media following criticisms from fans. Daisy, who played Rey in the movie, left in 2016 after fans inundated her Twitter account following her tweet about gun control.

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