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Star Wars actress Daisy Ridley ditches Instagram after gun violence row

Star Wars actress Daisy Ridley has deleted her Instagram account after she received a backlash over a post about the victims of gun violence.

The star of Star Wars: The Force Awakens wrote on Instagram on Monday that tears were streaming down her face during a tribute to victims of gun violence at the Teen Choice Awards on Sunday, according to People magazine.

She ended her post with #stoptheviolence.

The magazine says the 24-year-old London-born star soon received criticism from fans over the message.

The Instagram account and a corresponding Facebook post were later deleted, although Ridley's Facebook page remains active.

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