Mark Hamill has been a grouch doing press junkets for “The Last Jedi.”
The man that brought Luke Skywalker to life is not happy with the direction the new trilogy took.
It seems Hamill’s animosity has bled over into politics, as he got into an absurd twitter war with Ted Cruz.
It started when Hamill made disparaging remarks about FCC Chair Ajit Pai in the wake of the decision to do away with net neutrality.
Cruz couldn’t help but respond.
In a Twitter battle encompassing net neutrality, Darth Vader, Jedi values and internet porn, Mark Hamill and the Texas Republican senator are crossing lightsabers and taking no prisoners.
See the tweets below.
The sparring started Saturday when Hamill, taking some time away from promoting The Last Jedi (or maybe not) posted a tweet, complete with vomit emoji, of FCC chairman Ajit “Aren’t I Precious” Pai (Hamill’s words) in a Santa suit and holding a toy lightsaber.
Cute video Ajit “Aren’t I Precious?” Pai 🤮-but you are profoundly unworthy 2 wield a lightsaber-A Jedi acts selflessly for the common man-NOT lie 2 enrich giant corporations. Btw-did you pay John Williams his royalty? @AjitPaiFCCorpShill #AJediYouAreNOT
@HammillHimself Luke, I know Hollywood can be confusing, but it was Vader who supported govt power over everything said & done on the Internet. That’s why giant corps (Google, Facebook, Netflix) supported the FCC power grab of net neutrality. Reject the dark side: Free the net! https://t.co/nARkMvIEYk
Thanks for smarm-spaining it to me @tedcruz I know politics can be confusing, but you’d have more credibility if you spelled my name correctly. I mean IT’S RIGHT THERE IN FRONT OF YOU! Maybe you’re just distracted from watching porn at the office again❤️-mh https://t.co/nHpJVG1Wpe
Cruz is obviously correct, but that doesn’t matter to people on the left.
Net neutrality had only been in existence since 2015, but the left lost its mind as if the internet was entering its final days.
Net neutrality basically meant internet service providers had to charge all sites the same rate for data, irrespective of how much data they used.
This disproportionately helped massive sites like Netflix that gobble up data, yet get to pay the same rate as smaller sites.
Yet somehow the left acts as if this was a sop to big business with the “little guy” getting crushed in the process.
Like everything else in Hollywood, it’s just fiction.