The Star Wars fandom showed the ugliest of ugly sides this week when it was revealed that Kelly Marie Tran has quit social media due to the sustained six-month campaign of abuse she has endured since portraying Rose in The Last Jedi. Disgruntled fans, unhappy with the direction that movie took, have seemingly turned their fury towards Tran, despite the fact she was simply a small cog in the machine that created the movie.
In this video, I take a look at how toxic the Star Wars fanbase has become in the last year and go on to explain how the #ForceOutHate campaign has given me, if you’ll pardon the pun, a new hope.
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