The following is a letter written by @StarOfElyon detailing how The Independent libeled The #AlitaArmy. The smear article against the #AlitaArmy was unprovoked and extremely damaging to our reputation. In the letter are links to proof of The Independent writer’s (Adam White) lies. The Independent refused to retract the smear article but they did edit it a number of times to lessen the degree of defamation against the #AlitaArmy. The archive of the original article will reveal those edits and expose The Independent’s guilt.


Hi. My name is Tony.  I’m @StarOfElyon on Twitter. I’m writing to see if I can get you involved in helping clear the name of the online community, which I’m a part of, called #AlitaArmy. We were wrongly linked to the “alt-right” by Adam White who writes for The Independent.  The “opinion” that he published was defamatory and contained bad interpretations of events that happened on Twitter. I was referred to in The Independent’s article by Adam White as someone who made an “attack video” against a female journalist that wanted to interview us. He ignored important details that were public knowledge to create his narrative that she was “maliciously attacked”. I will even provide you with links to proof that the Independent’s article is a lie.

Before I post the links, I need to make you aware that I’m African American and I was part of the #AlitaArmy before we adopted a hashtag. Many of us are not white and/or right wing. This was also ignored by Adam White. It’s not even possible for us to be “alt-right”. There are some people who have used Alita as a political protest against “woke propaganda” and some of those people have used the #AlitaArmy hashtag. When we spoke up and asked them not to use the hashtag in attacks against other movies or characters, they put up a fight. The good thing is that those people aren’t the core of #AlitaArmy; they eventually lose interest in the hashtag and move on.

The link to the Independent’s article as it currently appears follows. In the archived article, also linked below, my video was called an “attack video”. The archive proves that the article was altered numerous times to cover up the lies that have been told:

We and the female journalist involved got off to a bumpy start but we sorted out our misunderstanding. We forgave each other and we’re on good terms, and we have been on good terms since then. Adam White did not bother to contact any member of the #AlitaArmy community that was involved, nor did he contact the female journalist whose name is Kylie Harringon. Kylie expressed her displeasure with The Independent on twitter. Here are links to her tweet and an archive of them:

Ms. Harrington did finish her story with the interviews that she got from #AlitaArmy members and she published it with The Wrap. It’s also on Yahoo! Here are the links to the article she wrote and the archive:

And this is a link to a Twitter thread that has links to the full interviews in it:

So far, the Independent denies my request to them that they retract their smear piece and clear our name of any alt-right affiliation. I would like for this horrible stain on the #AlitaArmy community to be wiped away. Thank you.

Here are more links that you might find useful:

Kylie’s first tweet to #AlitaArmy:


Kylie’s tweet after finding my video:


Kylie’s video to #AlitaArmy apologizing for her offensive tweet:

Me making up with Kylie:





Published by The #AlitaArmy

We are a community of Alita: Battle Angel fans who are dedicated to supporting Alita and Rosa Salazar POSITIVELY. If you want to help Alita get a sequel, the best way to do it is to be vocal, be active, and be positive. Being respectful to other fans and fan bases while using the "#AlitaArmy" hashtag will do #AlitaBattleAngel a lot of good. Alita needs us. We are all she's had for support.

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