The last 'Star Wars' film was called out for sidelining the character of Rose Tico played by Kelly Marie Tran. Tran, who was the first woman of color in a Star Wars film, was met with racism and misogyny from fans and left social media as a result. Many saw her character being demoted to an extra was a vindication of the toxic fandom.
Jimmy Wong, who is starring in Disney's Mulan remake, wrote the following:
Real talk, brand new character Beaumont / Dominic Monaghan got to say more words than returning character Rose Tico / Kelly Marie Tran in #RiseOfTheSkywalker and I’m actually livid about it.— Jimmy Wong (@jfwong) December 20, 2019
Actor Rahul Kohli also commented.
omegalul pic.twitter.com/h2vGXAwVJT— Jimmy Wong (@jfwong) December 20, 2019
I don’t care what your feelings are towards Star Wars, The Last Jedi or The Rise of Skywalker... we should all be disgusted in the way Kelly Marie Tran was treated in RoS. She was done dirty.— Rahul Kohli (@RahulKohli13) December 21, 2019
Last Jedi director Rian Johnson, while not referring to anything specific, tweeted an image of Tran in support.
When an actor is racially abused and forced off social media, reducing her role validates those that did that. What aren’t you lot getting? 🙄— Rahul Kohli (@RahulKohli13) December 21, 2019
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