Admire Some Cute Photos Of Kelly Marie Tran With Me, Because This Is Joy

    The "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" actress deserves to feel safe about opening herself up on social media platforms, as do all of us.

    If you haven't heard yet, Kelly Marie Tran, badass breakout star of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, deleted all of her Instagram posts after dealing with months of harassment.

    RIDICULOUS!!! 😤 Especially for someone new-ish to the spotlight and understandably "terrified of being being picked apart, of being scrutinized, of being seen."

    Twitter: @kellymarietran

    While it's unconfirmed she deleted her Instagram *specifically because of* harassment, the harassment itself is *very real.*

    This just goes to show that, VERY SADLY SO, when you're the first of anything — in Kelly's case, Star Wars' first lead actress of color — you get literally no breaks, and instead, the grunt of racist/sexist/overall negative remarks.

    Of course, I'm not the only one who has these sentiments. Not even close! Star Wars director Rian Johnson is givin' it to the trolls STRAIGHT.

    @Nairohpue @nedostup Done with this disingenuous bullshit. You know the difference between not liking a movie and hatefully harassing a woman so bad she has to get off social media. And you know which of those two we’re talking about here.

    Twitter: @rianjohnson

    And Josh Gad is hitting us in the feels with this genuine photo and caption combo. 😭

    Last year I had the distinct pleasure of meeting the beautiful #KellyMarieTran at Star Wars Celebration. You would be hard pressed to find a more genuinely kind & sweet soul. I can assure you that if this is the kind of person you feel the need to harass it is you who is empty.

    Twitter: @joshgad

    So since we don't have access to her wonderfully cute, quirky, and honest Instagram photos, this is hereby an appreciation post of photos found via other means (Hi, Getty and AP!).

    Here's Kelly unafraid of letting the crowd know just how FRIGGIN' DARN EXCITED she is to be attending her first blockbuster red carpet!!!

    She's absolutely floored to be on a(nother) red carpet, folks! PURE JOY IN A BEAUTIFULLY-BEADED, FLOOR-SWEEPING GOWN.

    Here's another of her totally incapable of holding in her laughter and composure! Even when there's a Stormtrooper standing like five feet behind her!

    Ok, that's a slightly more realistic reaction.

    Jk, she's tight with him. Because only Kelly can melt the coldest, darkest of hearts. She's a goddamn galactic treasure, OKAY???

    You know who else she loves? HER COSTARS. LIKE, A LOT.

    Thou shalt love your cinematic mortal enemies!!!

    Here she is all smiley and bubbly at Mark Hamill's Star Ceremony on the Hollywood Walk of Fame! That grin is priceless, I tell you!!

    Ok, we interrupt the cuteness parade to bring Kelly 🔥 burnin' 🔥 up 🔥 the 🔥 Vanity 🔥 Fair 🔥 Oscar 🔥 Party 🔥.

    Ok, back to our regular programming. Look at Kelly lovingly gazing at Jimmy Kimmel in all of his Oscar-hosting greatness, even though she herself is the embodiment of greatness. They have so much in common.


    Blue steel is cancelled. Crinkled noses and wide red carpet grins FTW!!!

    Ugh. I'm just at a loss for words now.

    So here's to you, Kelly. Keep on shining bright! If you ever decide to grace us with your Instagram again, I promise we'll all spam you with the positive comments you deserve to the moon and back!!