John Boyega asks Star Wars fans to stop harassing cast members

Last Updated: Jun 13 2018 15:33

HOLLYWOOD- Star Wars actor John Boyega has asked the franchise fans to stop harassing the film’s cast members on social media.

Two of the franchise’s actors and Boyega’s co-stars, Daisy Ridley and Kelly Marie Tran, quit Instagram after facing repeated online abuse.

Boyega tweeted, If you don't like Star Wars or the characters, understand that there are decisions makers [sic] and harassing the actors/actresses will do nothing. You’re not entitled to politeness when your approach is rude. Even if you paid for a ticket!"

He also thanked those fans who stood by the cast and thanked them for "putting yourselves in our shoes", adding: "You understand that there is a process, so much appreciated."

Actor Mark Hamill who is a Star Wars veteran gave a friendly advice to Boyega after his tweet.

Hamill tweeted, “Be careful there son - the last time I let a fan put themself in my shoes, they just took off running & sold them on Ebay.”