Kelly Marie Tran, the actress who played Rose Tico in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, deleted her Instagram account. Some Star Wars “fans” don’t like the character. Supposedly some of these fans decided to make things difficult on the actress by harassing her. One of the places this harassment was taking place was Instagram.
I don’t get it. Why would anyone dislike like Rose Tico? I also don’t understand why anyone would then take the time to harass the actress who played the character. It all sounds nutty and a lot of work. What did Kelly Marie Tran ever do to anyone?
Anyone who harassed Kelly Marie Tran on Instagram should have focused harassment on their parents for not practicing safe sex the night they were conceived.
I don’t understand the Rose Tico hate. I’ve watched Star Wars: The Last Jedi twice now and she was my favorite part of the movie. She was just a mechanic, someone you normally only saw in the background in a Star Wars movie, who stepped up and tried to become a hero. I’m a sucker for characters like that, in fiction and in real life.
I identified with Rose Tico. She was a wrench bender, someone who fixed and maintained equipment for the Rebellion. When I was in the Air Force, I worked on airplanes. I bent many wrenches in my Air Force days.
Like all Star Wars movies, I had problems with Star Wars: The Last Jedi, but Kelly Marie Tran’s portrayal of Rose Tico was not one of them.
I’m such a fan of Rose Tico that I was going to order a Rose Tico t-shirt from comic book artist Ethan Van Sciver until I realized it wasn’t meant to honor the character.
Since leaving DC Comics, Van Sciver has been focusing on all things Star Wars on his YouTube channel. He spent a lot of time addressing the character. Referring to Star Wars as Soy Wars is a play on words. The consumption of soy can increase the estrogen levels in some men. It’s meant as an insult.
I also didn’t buy the t-shirt because it cost $29.50 plus shipping for a 2XL Tall. That’s too pricey for my wallet. It’s a t-shirt, not a tuxedo jacket made from the skin of an endangered animal.
If I’m not a “real” Star Wars fan because I like Rose Tico, I’m fine with that. When you stop and look at the people displaying hatred towards the character, I don’t want to be within 12 parsecs of them.
If you’d like to harass me on Instagram, you can do so by going here.
Also published on Medium.