John Boyega calls out ‘Star Wars’ fans for harassment: ‘You’re not entitled to politeness when your approach is rude’


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John Boyega, who played Finn in “The Force Awakens” and “The Last Jedi,” took to Twitter on Tuesday to call out “Star Wars” fans for harassment.
“Harassing the actors/actresses will do nothing,” Boyega tweeted. “You’re not entitled to politeness when your approach is rude. Even if you paid a ticket!”
His co-star Kelly Marie Tran deleted all of her Instagram posts recently after facing months of online harassment.

The toxicity of the “Star Wars” fandom has reached new heights recently, and actor John Boyega, who plays Finn in the new trilogy of films, is sick of it. Boyega took to Twitter on Tuesday to call out fans for harassment in the wake of his co-star Kelly Marie Tran (Rose Tico in “The Last Jedi”) deleting all of her Instagram photos.

Boyega tweeted, “If you don’t like Star Wars or the characters understand that there are decisions makers and harassing the actors/ actresses will do nothing. You’re not entitled to politeness when your approach is rude. Even if you paid for a ticket!”

If you don’t like Star Wars or the characters understand that there are decisions makers and harassing the actors/ actresses will do nothing. You’re not entitled to politeness when your approach is rude. Even if you paid for a ticket! 🤷🏾‍♂️

— John Boyega (@JohnBoyega) June 12, 2018

Tran had faced months of racist and sexist harassment online after being cast in “The Last Jedi.” Her character’s Wookieepedia page was even edited so her name was “Ching Chong Wing Tong” and her home was “Ching Chong China.” She’s not the only “Star Wars” actress to distance herself from social media after harassment: Daisy Ridley deleted her Instagram account in 2016.

Boyega also replied to Twitter users who commented on his post. One user, who said he had a YouTube channel and faced harassment, told Boyega to “stop crying and playing the victim.” Boyega replied, “Just email me you’re [sic] reactions to scenarios and I’ll be sure to react just like you! Our issues are identical!”

Lol yes because I was dying to receive that 100M in my account 😂 I hear you though.. we experience the exact same thing and I’ll see the world through your perspective. Just email me you’re reactions to scenarios and I’ll be sure to react just like you! Our issues are identical!

— John Boyega (@JohnBoyega) June 12, 2018

And the replies didn’t end there:

Yes because i always was. Got a million from the government for being born and a silver spoon. Lol you have noooo idea mate 😂😂 none.

— John Boyega (@JohnBoyega) June 12, 2018

Yes because money buys unlimited access to only one emotion…. gratitude.

— John Boyega (@JohnBoyega) June 12, 2018

You’ll only know when you’re in that position. Funny enough I’ve experienced two extremes. Trust me. It doesn’t work that way.

— John Boyega (@JohnBoyega) June 12, 2018

I take it you have no clue as to what …read more

Source:: Business Insider

      

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