The official “Star Wars” Twitter account made it clear that the franchise stands with its newest star, Krystina Arielle, after social media criticized the actress.

What happened?

Lucasfilm recently announced that actress Krystina Arielle would be the new host of “The High Republic Show,” a bi-monthly web series that centers around the new “High Republic” content.

  • “The High Republic” is a series of novels and comics set 200 years before the prequel trilogy.

Soon after the news dropped about Arielle’s involvement, social media sleuths uncovered her old tweets, in which she condemned racism and made comments about former President Donald Trump and President Joe Biden discussing racism, according to

  • “These tweets and arguments about whether Arielle is racist against white people led to targeted harassment on social media. Several people sent her DMs on social media, calling her racial slurs. Others accused Arielle of being racist against white people,” according to

‘Star Wars’ responds

The official “Star Wars” Twitter account responded to the social media controversy on Friday, Jan. 22, making it clear that the franchise stood with Arielle.

  • “Our Star Wars community is one of hope and inclusivity. We do not stand for bullying and racism. We support @KrystinaArielle.”