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Kelly Marie Tran

Kelly Marie Tran Fires Back at Her Trolls

The Star Wars star breaks her silence after online bullying.

Kelly Marie Tran spoke out against her online bullies. This is the first time she has shared a statement since deleting her Instagram posts.

In an op-ed for The New York Times, the Star Wars actress 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.

Tran wrote about feeling ashamed of being Asian, changing her name, and believing she could never be a hero. Expressing that she was "brainwashed" into believing these limitations, she wants to work to change these messages and work towards a world where all people are appreciated as human beings. She ended on a powerful line: "My real name is Loan. And I am just getting started."

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