John Boyega Speaks Out On Harassment of Star Wars Actors


In a 2015 Vanity Fair cover story that previewed The Force Awakens, director J.J. Abrams said that Lucas' Star Wars sequel trilogy would have focused on "very young characters" (with Lucasfilm saying that the characters would've been teenagers), but Disney and Lucasfilm distanced from that vision and ended up with older protagonists.

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The actor, who plays Finn, tweeted: "If you don't like Star Wars or the characters, understand that there are decisions makers [sic] and harassing the actors/actresses will do nothing".

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A rattled Tran - who boasts 242,000 Instagram followers - deleted all her photos from the app, wiping her page clean and leaving only a heartbreaking bio, which reads, "Afraid, but still doing it anyway". And the Whills are the ones who actually control the universe. Boyega wrote, adding a shrugging man emoji. Any longtime Star Wars fan will recognize the “Whills” reference as it was a major part of Lucas first Star Wars draft, which was originally titled, “Journal of the Whills”.

"You understand that there is a process so much appreciated!" he tweeted.

But he was taking no shit from anyone who didn't acknowledge the cruelty of the campaign against Tran. I never got to tell people about it. "We're the VAST majority, we're having fun & doing just fine". The post purge was spotted by the fan site Star Wars Facts, which claimed "months of harassment" was the reason behind Tran's social media shutdown.

Ridley became a target for cyber bullying after she posted a message about gun control.

But while some are celebrating this breakthrough, a horde of trolls in social media and internet forums have taken it upon themselves to abuse Tran for basically not being a white male - harassing her online and ultimately hounding her off social media.

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