‘Star Wars’ Actress Kelly Marie Tran Fires Back At Trolls In Powerful Op-Ed!

Call Her Loan!

Kelly Marie Tran Fires Back At Racist Trolls Who Made Her Delete Her Instagram!

Kelly Marie Tran is our hero!

The Last Jedi actress spoke out for the first time since deleting her Instagram after so-called Star Wars “fans” bullied her online with sexist and racist comments about her looks.

In an op-ed for the New York Times, the 29-year-old revealed she left the social platform because she started to believe the vile comments herself, as the disgusting words seemed to reinforce a narrative heard her whole life — that she was less than.

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She wrote:

“Their words seemed to confirm what growing up as a woman and a person of colour already taught me: that I belonged in margins and spaces, valid only as a minor character in their lives and stories. Their words reinforced a narrative I had heard my whole life: that I was ‘other,’ that I didn’t belong, that I wasn’t good enough, simply because I wasn’t like them.”

Kelly went on to reveal the comments made her feel “shame for the culture” which she came from.

The actress grew up in California and was born to Vietnamese parents, who had adopted Americanized names so they’d be eaiser for others to address.

But after being attacked online for her heritage, Kelly said she’s done fighting the ideals of a  “white dominated world.” She finished her article by revealing her real name: Loan.

She continued:

“You might know me as Kelly. I am the first woman of color to have a leading role in a Star Wars movie.‘I am the first Asian woman to appear on the cover of Vanity Fair. My real name is Loan. And I am just getting started.”

Mic drop.

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Dave Bautista Says It’s ‘Nauseating’ Working For Disney After James Gunn Firing!

Dave Bautista Says It’s ‘Nauseating’ Working For Disney After James Gunn Firing!

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UPDATE 8:32 P.M. EST: Bautista has now said he WILL try to get out of his contract — if the script James Gunn already wrote for Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol.3 is tossed. He told ShortList:

“Where I’m at right now is that if [Marvel] don’t use that script, then I’m going to ask them to release me from my contract, cut me out or recast me. I’d be doing James a disservice if I didn’t.”

He also said:

“Nobody’s defending his tweets, but this was a smear campaign on a good man. I spoke to Chris Pratt the day after it happened and he’s a bit religious so he wanted time to pray and figure it out, but I was more like: fuck this. This is bullshit. James is one of the kindest, most decent people I’ve met.”

He also said he didn’t think the cast letter would get Gunn rehired but hoped it would communicate to people what kind of man he is.


The entire Guardians Of The Galaxy cast is unhappy about James Gunn being fired — but one is NOT lowering his voice!

When a fan asked Dave Bautista on Sunday if he would still play Drax in Vol.3 if Disney didn’t reinstate the writer-director, he was completely unequivocal about his feelings.

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Carrie Fisher WILL Be In Star Wars Episode IX Thanks To Previously ‘Unseen Footage’!

Carrie Fisher WILL Be In Star Wars Episode IX Thanks To Previously ‘Unseen Footage’!

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The cast list for Star Wars: Episode IX was released on Friday, and there was a rather unexpected name — one that required some explanation.

Among returning stars Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Kelly Marie Tran, Billie Lourd, Mark Hamill, and OG Lando Billy Dee Williams, one name stood out — Carrie Fisher.

Photos: Star Wars — Then & Now!

Director J.J. Abrams explained:

“We desperately loved Carrie Fisher. Finding a truly satisfying conclusion to the Skywalker saga without her eluded us. We were never going to recast, or use a CG character. With the support and blessing from her daughter, Billie, we have found a way to honor Carrie’s legacy and role as Leia in Episode IX by using unseen footage we shot together in ‘Episode VII.'”

Considering this is all going to be real scenes Carrie filmed and not CG uncanny valley nonsense, this seems like a fair compromise to us.

It also means the late legend’s film career will add one more huge hit to a storied career. See her other most famous movie roles (below)!

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‘We Are Groot!’ Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, & The Rest Of The Guardians Of The Galaxy Respond To James Gunn’s Firing!

‘We Are Groot!’ Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, & The Rest Of The Guardians Of The Galaxy Respond To James Gunn’s Firing!

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In case you haven’t heard by now, Guardians of the Galaxy writer-director James Gunn has been fired from making the final film in the Marvel trilogy.

Long story short, he used to make absolutely DISGUSTING jokes on Twitter, stuff about NAMBLA and rape and whatnot.

This was years before he was hired to make films for Disney, and they were never a secret. (He also has some pretty hardcore scenes in his earlier films like Super and the infamous Troma cult classic Tromeo & Juliet.)

He has been vocal in the past about not being that guy anymore and no longer thinking those jokes were funny.

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But a few days ago the vocal Donald Trump hater crossed the wrong conservative (one of the guys who pushed Pizzagate, we shit you not), who went on a deep dive to find archived pics of some of these old tweets.

Disney was quick to fire Gunn, who responded by saying he understood their decision and took responsibility for the earlier behavior even if that wasn’t who he still is.

But not everyone is being as accepting. Over the weekend his GOTG family have all tweeted messages of support, though almost all in subtweet form.

See what Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, and more wrote (below): (more…)

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Jar Jar Binks Actor Reveals He Nearly Committed Suicide Over Star Wars Fan Backlash!

Jar Jar Binks Actor Reveals He Nearly Committed Suicide Over Star Wars Fan Backlash!

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What is wrong with Star Wars fans??

It’s fine to dislike a movie, but this fan base seems to go out of their way to hound the actors involved.

Not only has Daisy Ridley dropped off of Twitter, most recently Kelly Marie Tran deleted her Instagram feed to get rid of the disgusting comments directed at her just for acting in The Last Jedi.

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Well, this has been going on for longer than you think. Even before social media, the toxic atmosphere was already there, as Jar Jar Binks actor Ahmed Best can attest. As he told Wired last year:

“I had death threats through the internet. I had people come to me and say, ‘You destroyed my childhood.’ That’s difficult for a 25-year-old to hear.”

He went on to say there was “a lot of pain,” but the negativity hit him harder than we ever realized. He revealed on Twitter Tuesday that he nearly committed suicide. He wrote: (more…)

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Carrie Fisher Had Affairs With Both David Bowie AND Freddie Mercury As A Teenager?? Damn, Girl!

Carrie Fisher Had Affairs With Both David Bowie AND Freddie Mercury As A Teenager?? Damn, Girl!

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Teenage love affairs!

In Carrie Fisher‘s new biography penned by film historians Darwin Porter and Danforth Prince, we learn that it’s believed the late actress had affairs with David Bowie and Freddie Mercury in 1973 when she was just 17 — and while they were each married!

At that time, the Star Wars alum was enrolled at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London. As the story goes, Carrie was introduced to the musicians while attending one of Mick Jagger‘s glamorous parties with her mother Debbie Reynolds.

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It’s said Fisher had been attracted to Bowie because he “had made the world a better place for rebels, oddballs, and misfits like me.”

This information supposedly came to light during Porter’s interview with actress Joan Hackett in 1983 — and have never been written about until now. She recalled Fisher telling her about Bowie “surviving for days on brain-sizzling cocaine, drinking only milk for nourishment.”

As for their relationship, Hackett disclosed: (more…)

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Star Wars Actress Kelly Marie Tran Deletes Instagram Posts After Months Of Being Harassed By Fans!

Star Wars Actress Kelly Marie Tran Deletes Instagram Posts After Months Of Being Harassed By Fans!

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The Star Wars cinematic universe continues to grow, but its fandom continues to be overrun with problematic trolls.

The Last Jedi breakout star Kelly Marie Tran has reportedly deleted all of her Instagram posts after dealing with months of harassment from shithead fans.

The 29-year-old’s dream came true when she was cast as the first first Asian-American actress to play a leading role in the franchise. But that dream turned into a nightmare when it became clear that fans detested her character — which sadly turned into an assault on the actress’ race.

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Tran has been the subject of sexist and racist comments from fans since her appearance in the 2017 film. The description of her character, Rose Tico, was even altered to feature offensive, racist (more…)

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Zendaya Clowns Rumored BF Tom Holland For His Birthday With Epic Fail Video!

Zendaya Clowns Rumored BF Tom Holland For His Birthday With Epic Fail Video!

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Spider-Man’s first crush may have left school to go date Justin Theroux (srsly, that’s happening!) but Peter Parker has found love.

In the umpteenth cute couple moment shared on social media by the heavily rumored couple, Zendaya shared a hilarious Happy Bday video of Tom Holland being an adorable doofus.

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Sure, she’s clowning him, but in a way only your BFFs and SOs can.

In the vid, Tom and Homecoming costar Jacob Batalon fight with lightsabers — until Spidey shows the Force is not so strong with him…

Ch-ch-check out the vid, complete with a laughing Zendaya in the background (below)! (more…)

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Solo: A Star Wars Story Lands FAR Behind Expectations At Memorial Day Weekend Box Office

Solo: A Star Wars Story Lands FAR Behind Expectations At Memorial Day Weekend Box Office

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This is not how they were planning things to go!

Solo: A Star Wars Story is struggling mightily at the box office this weekend, bombing both across North America and around the world in an opening well below expectations for the Memorial Day Weekend.

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The Disney and Lucasfilm production was REALLY sluggish in its debut this weekend, in total bringing in just (more…)

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‘Mortified’ Victoria Beckham Once Confused Thandie Newton For Zoe Saldana!

‘Mortified’ Victoria Beckham Once Confused Thandie Newton For Zoe Saldana!

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Whoops!

When discussing who she has been confused for, Thandie Newton revealed on Friday’s episode of The Graham Norton Show that Victoria Beckham once mistook her for Zoe Saldana!

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The Solo: A Star Wars Story actress said it all went down at a SoulCycle class in El Lay! She dished: (more…)

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