“There’s too much bile out there.” Daisy Ridley explains how she turned away from the internet to escape toxic ‘Star Wars’ fandom

It’s not the first time we’ve talked about the toxicity of the ‘Star Wars’ fandom. Especially since its third trilogy was released, made up of ‘The Force Awakens’, ‘The Last Jedi’ and ‘The Rise of Skywalker’, there have been many unfortunate comments and attacks on members of the cast and production team. for issues that, on too many occasions, have gone far beyond criticism of the strictly cinematographic.

hate at street level

Among the argued criticisms of the narrative inconsistency of the arc of Rey and company or depending on which character treatments racist and misogynist discourses slipped into which Daisy Ridley, protagonist of the end of the Skywalker saga, responded by fleeing from social networks and ignoring. As Lisa Simpson said, don’t look at monsters.

But, according to what he told Rolling Stone magazine, the actress could not completely avoid unpleasant situations, since, in the absence of tweets with mention, some people they opted for rebuke him directly in the street. All very normal, yes sir.

“The funny thing is, because I didn’t read stuff or be on social media for a while, people on the street were very open with their opinions and I was like, I’m fine, I don’t need to hear that. Good, cool. As a person Regardless of whether I liked a movie or not, I would never go up to someone and say, ‘I hated your movie.’ Because I’m a human being. It was probably more of a gender thing than I thought.”

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During the interview, Ridley also alluded to the attacks focused on race, physique, or gender of the interpreters who gave life to characters like Rose or, in the case of the Obi-Wan Kenobi series, Reva —Moses Ingram—.

“Yeah. Fortunately, I don’t regret anything. I think there’s too much bile out there that I don’t need to read. I felt sorry for Moses Ingram, and I feel like, in comparison, it was much worse for other people. I don’t think it’s just fandom. Everyone thinks they need to say everything they feel, and I don’t know if everyone does.”

“It’s one of those things that there’s no point in arguing about, because people think what they think. So, as far as I’m concerned, I’m going to continue to work on things that I think speak to people, men and women, And if people don’t like them, they don’t like them.”

There is no doubt that the British point of view is optimal for this type of circumstance. The popular proverb already says that There is no greater contempt do not appreciate.