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John Boyega hits out at 'Star Wars' fans for abusive behaviour

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

has slammed for their abusive and racist behaviour towards his co-stars from the "Star Wars: The Last Jedi".

The 26-year-old actor's comments came weeks after Kelly Marie Tran, who portrayed the character of in the Rian Johnson-directed film, deleted all of her posts due to months of

"If you don't like 'Star Wars' or the characters, understand that there are decision 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!" Boyega wrote on

In a subsequent tweet, Boyega said, "To the majority of 'Star Wars' fans thank you for supporting and putting yourselves in our shoes. You understand that there is a process so much appreciated!"

Boyega is the second co-star of Tran to criticise the franchise fans for their behaviour.

Earlier, veteran and Johnson had also tweeted their support for Tran, who is the first Asian to feature in the franchise.

"What's not to love?#GetALifeNerds" Hamill wrote on while sharing his picture with Tran.

Johnson slammed the "manbabies" and the fans for their abusive behaviour on

"On a few unhealthy people can cast a big shadow on the wall, but over the past 4 years I've met lots of real fellow SW fans. We like and dislike stuff but we do it with humour, love and respect. We're the vast majority, we're having fun & doing just fine," he wrote on

Daisy Ridley, Tran's co-star, was also subjected to after she debuted in "Force Awakens". Ridley was criticised for her looks and for her views in favour of gun control, which ultimately led her to delete her account in 2016.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, June 13 2018. 10:15 IST
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