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John Boyega tells Star Wars fans to stop harassing cast

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Star Wars actor John Boyega has urged fans of the franchise to stop harassing the cast on social media, BBC reports.

His comments came after two co-stars, Daisy Ridley and Kelly Marie Tran, quit Instagram after receiving online abuse.

The actor, who plays Finn, tweeted: "If you don't like Star Wars or the characters, understand that there are decisions makers [sic] and harassing the actors/actresses will do nothing."

He then appeared to say he was leaving the site, telling followers: "See ya!"

Fans of the sci-fi series have been vocal about recent films' storylines, often directing their views at Boyega.

The London-born actor, who appeared in The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi, told followers: "You're not entitled to politeness when your approach is rude. Even if you paid for a ticket!"

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