John Boyega and 'Star Wars' clash: Is the fanbase toxic? Here's why actor said, ‘I don't f**k with you no more’

Researchers from Ohio State University found out that fans of the 'Star Wars' franchise are very hard to impress


                            John Boyega and 'Star Wars' clash: Is the fanbase toxic? Here's why actor said, ‘I don't f**k with you no more’
John Boyega (Getty Images)

Fans having intense feelings for a show, movie or character is understandable. However, if these feelings or opinions become offensive – bordering on trolling – that isn’t pleasant.

According to a report by New York Post last year, researchers from Ohio State University surveyed ‘Star Wars’ fans before and after the release of 2017’s ‘The Last Jedi’, and they found out that fans of the franchise are very hard to impress. According to Showbiz CheatSheet, actors Daisy Ridley, who played Rey, and Kelly Marie Tran (Rose Tico) had to leave social media after harassment from fans.

But there’s one actor from ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’, who doesn’t back down and likes to face the fans directly – John Boyega who played Finn. In a tweet hit back at ‘toxic’ fans, the star hit back saying, “Toxic Star Wars fans still find their way to my mentions. Lord. Must I be blunt? I don’t f**k with you no more.” He followed it up with, “Lord waited so long to tell the toxic fans to f*ck off.”



 



 

This isn’t the first time that the actor has clashed with fans. He played the former Stormtrooper FN-2187/Finn in the Star Wars sequel trilogy; ever since, he has been vocal about his experiences about working on the series and dealing with fans, as stated in CBR.com. In February this year, a report in Cinema Blend stated that even after the cast was freed of their contracts and the release of Episode IX, Boyega was facing off with fans on social media. When one user mocked Finn's character for screaming "Rey!" and "Woohoo!",  the actor clapped back saying that he was getting paid to do it.

In the past, Boyega was in the midst of a feud after fans found a particular comment of his crude. It all started when on an Instagram video Boyega was replying to a fan who suggested that with Ben Solo’s death, there was scope for a romance between him and  Rey. He had said, “It’s not about who she kisses but who eventually lays the pipe. You are a genius,” as reported by Page Six. As per The Independent, the actor replied to some fans calling the comment "gross" and "disgusting" with: "You obviously don’t know the difference between a fictional world and reality.”



 

He further defended the joke, as reported by The Independent by saying, "I will say it 500000 times. Two consenting adults can lay down whatever the hell they want ya sensitive!"



 

Another Cinema Blend report states the incident where the actor had confessed that he had lost the script for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker in a hotel, which ended up on e-Bay and had to be purchased by Disney to avoid a leak. When a fan tried to mock him about it, he had said that the joke is now dead, reports Cinema Blend.



 



 

Boyega also made a video clapping back at the negative comments of fans. His response to the comments was mostly given via his expressions and dancing.  Cinema Blend reports that he created quite a stir when he had responded to a fan’s comment about Finn’s return in the next Star Wars movie with, “lol no thank you. I’ve moved on.” But he later clarified on Twitter saying, “Isn’t that what people do when a role is done? Or .... it’s not that deep.” Boyega has always been blunt about his feelings. In an interview with Hypebeast, the actor has openly said that he was iffy about The Last Jedi, “The Force Awakens I think was the beginning of something quite solid, The Last Jedi if I'm being honest I'd say that was feeling a bit iffy for me. I didn't necessarily agree with a lot of the choices in that and that's something that spoke to Mark (Hamill) a lot about and we had conversations about it. And it was hard for all of us because we were separated.”

After Boyega’s latest tweets, a lot of people expressed their opinion on social media. One said, "Bringing this back because John Boyega is still being bothered by toxic Star Wars fans. He moved on, so can you."



 

Another wrote: "Star Wars (literally my favorite multimedia property ever) has one of the most toxic fandoms out there. And it's those toxic, vocal a**holes that make being a fan exhausting and embarrassing. Thank you John Boyega for calling that sh*t on a regular basis."



 

Another said, "John Boyega trending because toxic lame a** star wars fans are bothering him when we know Attack the Block was the superior film."



 

One stated, "Whenever John Boyega goes off: who’s bothering you king? Who do you want me to eradicate king."



 

 


 
 
 
 

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