James Gunn to abusive fans of Star Wars

Vastavam web: “Guardians of the Galaxy” director James Gunn has blasted the fans of Star Wars franchise for their abusive behaviour and said they should “go to therapy”.The 51-year-old director delivered the stinging critique on Twitter while responding to a report about Ahmed Best, who recently opened up about the backlash he received for playing Jar Jar Binks in the epic sci-fi franchise.In subsequent tweets, Gunn said, “People responding to this post saying, ‘Yeah, it wasn’t the actor’s fault! It was the writer’s!’ are missing the point. Critique it. Don’t like it. But spewing hate and bile at individuals just doing their best to tell a story, even if the story sucks, is lame. Don’t watch it!”

“‘Star Wars’ (or any movie) may be important to you, but it doesn’t belong to you. If your self-esteem depends on how good you think the current ‘Star Wars’ is, or your childhood is ruined because you don’t like something in a movie, go to therapy,” he added.In a post on Twitter, Ahmed said he contemplated suicide after he faced resentment 20 years ago and added that it “still affects my career today”.

Most recently, actor Kelly Marie Tran was subjected to online abuse by Star Wars fans and it led her to wipe out her Instagram page. She played the character of Rose Tico in Rian Johnson’s “The Last Jedi”.