John Boyega: ‘Star Wars’ Fans Are Not Entitled to Harass Actors, Even If They Bought a Ticket

IndieWire | 6/13/2018 | Staff
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John Boyega took a stand against online harassers in a series of tweets in which he explained abusing actors over their characters is never an appropriate reaction. The actor, who portrays Finn in the latest “Star Wars” trilogy, has seen his co-stars Daisy Ridley and Kelly Marie Tran and his “The Last Jedi” director Rian Johnson face harassment from angry “Star Wars” fans over the last several months. Boyega is no stranger to online bullying either, as many fans took issue with Finn’s arc in “The Last Jedi.”

“If you don’t like ‘Star Wars’ or the characters understand that there are decision makers and harassing the actors/actresses will do nothing,” Boyega said. “You’re not entitled to politeness when your approach is rude. Even if you paid for a ticket!”

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