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Gorgeous #FanArtforRose Initiative Puts Kelly Marie Tran Front and Center

Star Wars fan art for Rose and Kelly Marie Tran

After actress Kelly Marie Tran deleted her Instagram following months of harassment by so-called Star Wars “fans,” artists are pushing back with beautiful art of Tran’s character, Rose Tico.

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The Internet can be a terrible place, as we saw with the racist and sexist harassment of Tran and her character, but it also has some redeeming factors. Many people have spoken out against what happened to Tran, including prominent Star Wars figures like director Rian Johnson and Luke Skywalker himself, Mark Hamill. Fans have begun to show their admiration for Tran and Rose through the communal magic of creativity.

A picture can speak a thousand words and make a big impact, and that’s why the hashtag #FanArtforRose, in which many artists have drawn art of Rose Tico in support of Tran, is so heartwarming and encouraging to see.

Johnson currently has one of the artworks as his Twitter banner:

Rian Johnson on Twitter

There’s an abundance of goodness on the Twitter tag. Let’s take a look.

There’s art of Tran as well—and it’s not hard to find an appropriate reference to draw from, considering the public generosity and enthusiasm she’s shown toward fans.

There are so many lovely and heartfelt creations for #FanArtforRose that I regret not being able to post them all. Check out the ever-growing tag throughout the day to support Kelly Marie Tran, Rose Tico, inclusivity in Star Wars, and have some of your faith in humanity restored.

Now if you’ll excuse me, it’s dusty in here all of a sudden.

(via Fan Art for Rose on Twitter, image: Twitter screengrab)

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Kaila Hale-Stern
Kaila Hale-Stern (she/her) is a content director, editor, and writer who has been working in digital media for more than fifteen years. She started at TMS in 2016. She loves to write about TV—especially science fiction, fantasy, and mystery shows—and movies, with an emphasis on Marvel. Talk to her about fandom, queer representation, and Captain Kirk. Kaila has written for io9, Gizmodo, New York Magazine, The Awl, Wired, Cosmopolitan, and once published a Harlequin novel you'll never find.

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