Vietnamese-Origin Actress Kelly Marie Tran Speaks Out About Online Harassment

 

Photo by Owen Kolasinski/BFA/REX/Shutterstock Kelly Marie Tran at Vanity Fair Oscar Party, Los Angeles, USA – 04 Mar 2018

Vietnamese-Origin Actress Kelly Marie Tran Speaks Out About Online Harassment

“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” actress Kelly Marie Tran opened up about her decision to leave social media in a powerful op-ed in the New York Times. Tran, who the first woman of color to have a lead role in a “Star Wars” movie, deleted all of her Instagram posts in June after being subjected to sexist and racist online abuse for her role as Rose Tico. “It wasn’t their words, it’s that I started to believe them,” Tran wrote. “Their words seemed to confirm what growing up as a woman and a person of color already taught me: that I belonged in margins and spaces, valid only as a minor character in their lives and stories.”

 

 

 

She went on to explain that the ruthless criticism from trolls reinforced a narrative that she wasn’t good enough. “Their words reinforced a narrative I had heard my whole life: that I was “other,” that I didn’t belong, that I wasn’t good enough, simply because I wasn’t like them. And that feeling, I realize now, was, and is, shame, a shame for the things that made me different, a shame for the culture from which I came from. And to me, the most disappointing thing was that I felt it at all.”… Follow up the article on Hands-On

 

 

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