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When Star Wars: The Last Jedi premiered in theaters on December 15, 2017, it was immediately a source of controversy among Star Wars fans everywhere. Some believed the movie took the franchise in a bold and necessary new direction that not only distanced the story from the insular confines of its previous installments, but also introduced new characters which lent diversity and equal representation to the series. Others didn't like how it wasn't what they expected it to be.


Among the film's vocal critics, a distinct source of contention was Kelly Marie Tran, who played the newly-introduced character Rose. While no one claimed her character was a perfect cinematic creation, the united trolls of the internet targeted Tran as one of the worst things to ever happen to the Star Wars saga. The online harassment became so bad that Tran eventually removed every picture from her Instagram account.

Tran is now speaking out against her harassers in a piece for the New York Times:

Tran speaks at length about growing up Asian, and how the online response to her break-out role forced her back into her worst mindsets.



Now, however, Tran is using this experience to grow...and hopefully help others grow as well.


No one should ever feel ashamed of who they are. Kelly Marie Tran isn't going anywhere.

Remember, everyone—don't let the haters get to you!

H/T - Twitter, The New York Times

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We all need a little wholesome content every now and then. Much of the world, especially right now, can seem very dark and depressing.

It's important to recognize that not all of the world is as scary as it may seem. So we wanted to see what wholesome facts people had to share with us.

In fact, the world "wholesome" literally means "promoting health or well-being of mind or spirit."

Take a minute to enjoy this list of wholesome facts that will just make your heart melt.

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Shaking hands... what's up with that?

Could this social custom be going out of style given that we're all in the middle of a global pandemic and have become hyperaware of all the germs around us?

And not just that, but just how nasty people are? Why would you want to shake hands with them?

People shared their opinions after Redditor alebenchhe asked the online community,

"What social customs do we need to retire?"
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I have a paralyzing fear of death. If I could I would live forever. Have you ever seen the movie "Death Becomes Her?" I would give every penny for that potion. And I wouldn't be all crazy like them.

Live well forever and be happy? It's possible. Even though life is nuts and scary, you're still here. What if there is nothing after the final breath? I don't want to just not exist, while everybody else just gets to keep on dancing.

In my hopes I see a Heaven with ice cream and vodka. So I'm going to hold onto that until eternal life is an option. Let's hear from the gallery...

Redditor u/St3fan34 wanted to discuss life after life, by asking:

What do you think really happens after death?
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