‘The Last Jedi’ Star Kelly Marie Tran Reportedly Wiped Her Instagram After Endless Attacks From Trolls

The internet can be a vile place, particularly for celebrities who run afoul of awful Internet trolls.

The latest individual to fall victim to the wrath of the trolls is Kelly Marie Tran, who lit up screens last year as Rose Tico in The Last Jedi.

According to the Star Wars Facts Twitter account, the online harassment has gotten so bad that Tran ended up wiping her Instagram account completely.

Here’s what her account looks like now:

For a taste of the sort of hate and harassment Tran received for her portrayal of Rose, particularly from within the Star Wars fandom, you need only google “The Last Jedi Rose Reddit” to find a series of threads with titles like “Did anyone else absolutely despise Rose Tico in Star Wars: The Last Jedi?” 

Where there are grotesque human beings, however, there are rays of light that remind us that not every member of a vocal fanbase are miserable human beings. 

As Twitter user Weeb (@ODMAN03) reminds us:

In the wake of the news that Tran was compelled to leave Instagram, many Star Wars fans have come to Tran’s defense:

Even Cher came to Tran’s defense:

And there’s a whole lot of love on Instagram for Tran as well:

It should not be forgotten that Tran was the first woman of color to have a lead role in a Star Wars film, and this pattern of online abuse is reminiscent of how John Boyega was received as the first African American lead in a Star Wars film in The Force Awakens.

Do better, Star Wars fans.

H/T: Jezebel, Twitter, Huffington Post