The "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" star recently deleted her account after receiving backlash for a post about gun violence.After witnessing a tribute to victims of gun violence at Sunday's Teen Choice Awards, where she won Choice Movie Breakout Star, the 24-year-old was moved to share her thoughts on the subject with her social media followers.
"I sat in the audience yesterday [and] tears were streaming down my face at the tribute to those that have been lost to gun violence," Ridley wrote in a post. "I didn't get a great picture of the incredible group that came on stage but they were so brave. It was a true moment of togetherness. We must #stoptheviolence."
But that moment of "togetherness" proved rather divisive among Instagram commenters. While Ridley received words of support from some followers, others called her out for starring in what they consider a violent film.
Ridley then deleted her account, returning briefly to offer an explanation of her sudden social media disappearance, according to The Nerdy Bird:
"I just want to be on my phone less! Trying to be more present and all that and got a busy few months ahead so wanted less distractions… It's all good! :) I always appreciate the support and love the Instagram community! X."
She then deleted her account again.
This isn't the first time the brunette beauty has received flak from commenters. When one of her #FridayFitness videos sparked negative comments about her body, she felt the need to address the issue on her account, according to Yahoo News.
"I am a human being, I am not an object for people to flippantly make comments about," she wrote.