‘Last Jedi’ Star Kelly Marie Tran is Facing Racist, Sexist Comments Online

Project Casting

Kelly Marie Tran of Star Wars: The Last Jedi is now facing racist and sexist comments online.

Despite appearing in one of the biggest movies of the year, Kelly Marie Tran is still subject to the abuse held by online racists.

Last week, someone changed the Rose Tico page on the “Star Wars”-oriented Wookieepedia website to feature a character description that can only be described as racist. 

The text has since been changed back to the original description, but the screenshot below shows the racist comments, which includes changing the character’s name to “Ching Chong Wing Tong” and referring to her as “stupid, autistic and retarded.”

FANDOM, the company behind the page, has removed the comments and banning any new Rose Tico edits. 

“FANDOM has a zero tolerance policy for vandalism, inclusive of racism and harassment,” the company told Newsweek. “The wiki admins take this very seriously and took the steps to resolve this situation as quickly as possible, including escalation to our team, and subsequent lockdown. This lockdown will remain for the foreseeable future and we will be closely monitoring activity on this wiki.”

What do you think? Discuss this story with fellow Project Casting fans on Facebook. On Twitter, follow us at @projectcasting.