Star Wars: The Last Jedi actress Kelly Marie Tran reportedly deleted her Instagram posts because of fan harassment. Many film journalists and bloggers are now loudly supporting her. Tran shouldn’t trust them too much, though. As soon as she does a movie they hate, most of them won’t care if she’s harassed anymore.
After the release of Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999), Jar Jar Binks actor Ahmed Best was the target of many infuriated fans. ““I had death threats through the internet,” Best said. “I had people come to me and say, ‘You destroyed my childhood.’ That’s difficult for a 25-year-old to hear.”
You’ll hardly find articles defending Best against his harassers. Most film journalists were pandering to the angry fans at the time. They didn’t care if some of those fans were bullying an actor.
There will be two other posts about fan harassment today.