NME Festival blog: Star Wars’ Kelly Marie Tran has deleted all of her posts on Instagram after months of harassment

Star Wars actor Kelly Marie Tran has reportedly deleted all of her posts on Instagram after facing months of harassment from angry fans. Tran played Rose Trico in The Last Jedi – a mechanic who befriends and ultimately saves Finn (John Boyega) from dying in the movie. Tran was the first woman of colour to play a leading role in the franchise and it was reported back in December that she faced sexist and racist comments after her appearance in the film. The Rose Tico description on the Star Wars ‘Wookieepedia’ website was altered to feature offensive, racist language while alt-right internet personality Paul Ray Ramsey took aim at Tran’s appearance. According to Star Wars Facts, she has now deleted […]

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NME Festival blog: Taylor Swift announces first live performances in eight months

Taylor Swift has confirmed her first live performances in eight months. The singer last played live at Houston’s Club Nomadic on February 4, 2017 for a special show in partnership with DIRECTV. Since then, she has announced her sixth album, ‘Reputation‘, and has shared two songs from it in the form of ‘Look What You Made Me Do’ and ‘…Ready For It?’. Now, Swift has been confirmed to appear at two shows in December. On December 2, she will join the likes of Ed Sheeran, The Chainsmokers, Dua Lipa, Niall Horan and more at 99.7 Now’s Poptopia event in San Jose, California. EVERYTHING #POPTOPIA @ https://t.co/iT9diDEISX pic.twitter.com/sqymBoIz36 — 997NOW (@997now) October 7, 2017 On December 7, she will perform at […]

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