Why Fans Are Showing Love to 'Last Jedi' Star Kelly Marie Tran Over Deleted Instagram Posts
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"Ridiculous what Kelly Marie Tran had to go through for committing the crime of appearing in a Star Wars film. Our culture is so thoroughly rotten," one Twitter user wrote.

"Star Wars: The Last Jedi" actress Kelly Marie Tran has deleted every photo off her Instagram account and trolls might be the ones to blame.

Tran wiped her account due to months of harassment over her character Rose Tico, a fan account Star Wars Facts reported Monday night.

Tran is the first Asian-American actress to have a leading role in the "Star Wars" franchise. The landmark achievement, however, received racist and sexist backlash online when the casting was first announced months before the film even hit theaters in December 2017.

It is unknown why Tran deleted all of her photos. However, Star Wars Facts' tweet on Monday became a viral topic on Twitter the following day.

TooFab has reached out to Tran as well as the Star Wars fan account for clarification, but has yet to hear back.

This isn't the first time a "Star Wars" cast member was the subject of hate on social media. When John Boyega and his character Finn were first announced for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" in 2015 an onslaught of racism was unleashed for having a black character. (Hello, have people never heard of Lando Calrissian?) Trolls started a hashtag #BoycottStarWarsVII and said the film was promoting "white genocide."

Boyega and Tran's co-star Daisy Ridley, was also the subject of online hate for being a female lead. While Ridley deleted her social media amid the harassment, it was later confirmed she left Instagram because of other reasons.

"It’s not good for me, personally. I’m just not equipped for it. I’m super sensitive—not too sensitive—but I really feel things," the actress told Glamour in 2017. "Also, there is a sense that I’m asked who I’m dating a lot more than John [Boyega] is. I don’t answer, because I have things in my life that are private."

While it has yet to be confirmed or debunked if Tran wiped her account due to harassment, many fans on Twitter were outraged at the idea that members of the fandom could be the reason for the actress shying away from social media.

"The Last Jedi" director Rian Johnson even took to his Twitter to weigh on the conflict.

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