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Daisy Ridley joins the increasing numbers of high profile stars hounded off of social media

Last month, Ghostbusters star Leslie Jones left Twitter for a period after a sustained and organised campaign of abuse egged on by particularly nasty right wing element. It was a nasty situation but seemingly is becoming the norm for stars who try to connect with their fans. Just check the replies to almost any post made by a star on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram and you quickly find an unsavoury few making horrible, often lewd, comments. It's grim.

Unfortunately, the latest casualty appears to be Daisy Ridley who has deleted her Instagram account in response to the comments posted on what appears to be the cross-posted version of this:



What sane person, of any political persuasion, can see any problem with that?

Well it seems many did and it wasn't long before right-wing gun loving trolls crawled out of the woodwork and set on the Star Wars star. For a run down of some of the responses checkout out thenerdybird. Ridley's contribution to social media has been nothing but positive so this development is really disappointing.

Star Wars

Star Wars is a science fiction film series created by George Lucas. It debuted in 1977 and the first film was quickly retitled to Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope. It was followed by two sequels - The Empire Strikes Back in 1980 and Return of the Jedi in 1983. A trilogy of prequel films were launched in 1999 with The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith. In 2015 Star Wars returned to the screens for a new trilogy under the control of Disney with The Force Awakens directed by J J Abrams. This was follows in the main Star Wars saga by Rian Johnson's The Last Jedi with the final film of the sequel trilogy, Episode IX, due in cinemas in December 2019 with J J Abrams back at the helm,A series of spin-offs were launched in 2016 with Gareth Edwards' Rogue One, which was followed in 2018 by Ron Howard's Solo and a fourth trilogy of films has been announced for release after 2020 which will be overseen by Rian Johnson which will feature entirely new characters and an entirely separate story.In addition, there are the animated TV series The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels along with Star Wars Resistance which starts in late 2018 and finally a new live action series currently being developed by Jon Favreau set some time after the events of Return of the Jedi.

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