John Boyega Apologizes for ‘Badly Worded’ Comments He Made in Variety Interview

John Boyega Apologizes for ‘Badly Worded’ Comments He Made in Variety Interview
John Boyega has apologized for comments made to Variety that some readers construed as an attack on his “Star Wars” co-star Kelly Marie Tran.

Boyega took to Twitter on Thursday to clarify his remarks to Variety’s Adam B. Vary that social media was a tough environment “for those who are not mentally strong” and that “you are weak to believe in every single thing that you read.” Some interpreted Boyega’s comments as a slam on Tran, who quit social media last year after months of harassment.

Boyega said Thursday that he was not speaking of his co-star, whose character in “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” Rose Tico, was the first woman of color in a lead role in the iconic franchise.

“In no way was I referring to Kelly when I made my comments although the interviewer mentioned her given the topic. I was really speaking from my own perspective throughout this franchise.
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