Star Wars: Racist User Makes Edits to Rose Tico's Wookieepedia Page

After less than a week after its release, The Last Jedi has spawned countless rage-filled Star Wars "fans" to share their hatred over the latest chapter of the saga in a variety of ways. One user expressed their anger and racism by making a series of edits to Rose Tico's Wookieepedia page, who is played by Vietnamese-American Kelly Marie Tran.

In the fan-updated online encyclopedia, her name was changed to "Ching Chong Wing Tong," and her homeworld (Hays Minor) changed to "Ching Chong China." The racism didn't stop there, with the user attributing to her the fake quote, "Heil Hitler and I don't know why I was casted [sic] in a good movie like Star Wars."

Luckily, the IP address was identified and that user has been blocked from using Wookieepedia or any other FANDOM wikis.

"FANDOM has a zero tolerance policy for vandalism, inclusive of racism and harassment," the company that runs the encyclopedia shared in a statement provided to Newsweek. "The wiki admins take this very seriously and took the steps to resolve this situation as quickly as possible, including escalation to our team, and subsequent lockdown. This lockdown will remain for the foreseeable future and we will be closely monitoring activity on this wiki."

This isn't the first time racists have attempted to take down the Star Wars saga, with The Force Awakens receiving backlash for the involvement of John Boyega, spawning the #BoycottStarWarsVII hashtag.

While hate-filled fans have been lashing out at the saga, Tran has been enjoying some truly touching moments following the debut of the film.

Earlier this week, Tran shared a post on Instagram about going out to lunch in a pub with a friend where she overheard fans having a conversation about how much they enjoyed The Last Jedi and Rose in particular.

Tran's Instagram post showed her getting emotional over hearing these remarks which ultimately led to interjecting herself into the conversation.

Her post read, "I know how lucky I am to be a part of something that people love, to be able to act and tell stories at all. And one of my greatest joys has been creepily listening to conversations about TLJ when I'm out and about."

The Last Jedi is in theaters now.


[H/T Newsweek]