Mark Hamill, ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Director Diss Kelly Marie Tran’s Harassers: ‘#GetALifeNerds’

Rian Johnson and Luke Skywalker himself call out angry “Star Wars” fans who attacked the actress online

Last Updated: June 13, 2018 @ 10:10 AM

“Star Wars” star Mark Hamill has called out the people harassing “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” actress Kelly Marie Tran online.

Tran deleted all the posts on her Instagram account this week. She hasn’t shared the reason for doing so, but her exit came after “months of harassment” on Instagram from self-professed “Star Wars” fans who didn’t like Tran’s role as Rose Tico in “The Last Jedi,” according to a “Star Wars” fan site.

Hamill, who reprised his famous role as Skywalker in “The Last Jedi,” addressed harassers who claim to be “Star Wars” fans by posting a photo of himself with Tran. His message to the harassers: #GetALifeNerds.”

“The Last Jedi” director Rian Johnson also weighed in on the attacks, calling the suggestion that the activity was merely “showing dislike” for “The Last Jedi” “disingenuous bulls–t.” Johnson railed against fans that take their dislike a movie so far as to try to ruin the lives of the people in it.

Johnson’s comments came a day after he tweeted vaguely about the situation, calling the people who would harass an actress over a role “manbabies.”

The vocal detractors of “The Last Jedi” have been mad about the movie since it came out, with some trying to push a #BoycottStarWars movement. Others created petitions to have the film removed from the “Star Wars” canon.

“The Last Jedi” collected a sad amount of vitriol from people opposed to diverse casting in recent “Star Wars” movies, and the elevation of women characters to major roles. Well before the current harassment, someone even added racist language to the Rose Tico character page on “Star Wars” wiki Wookiepedia.

Those kinds of bigoted attacks also surrounded “The Force Awakens,” as people lobbed sexist comments at Daisy Ridley, who plays Rey, and racist comments at John Boyega, who plays Finn. Clearly, though, if you’re on the side of an argument that Luke Skywalker opposes, you’re on the wrong side.