Star Wars: The Last Jedi dominated the box office over the weekend. Meanwhile one of the stars of the movie, Luke Skywalker himself — aka Mark Hamill — spent the weekend dominating Republican senator Ted Cruz on Twitter. If you're unaware, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted 3-2 to overturn net neutrality laws last week.
At the head of the charge was FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, a former Associate General Counsel at Verizon. Before the vote, Pai released a bizarre video highlighting some the things he thinks you'll still be able to do in a world without net neutrality. It included all the important things, like spinning a fidget spinner.
As you can imagine, the video wasn't received well, and many saw it as condescending. One of those was Mark Hamill, who criticised Pai for wielding a lightsaber during the video... In the words of Luke Skywalker — sorry, Mark Hamill — the commissioner is "profoundly unworthy to wield a lightsaber," something is not taken lightly in Hamill's world. While he was worked up, Hamill went for the kill shot — asking if Pai got permission to use the Star Wars score, created and perfected by the incomparable John Williams, a master of his craft. He hope you got your coin, JW.
Senator Ted Cruz, who has tweeted his support for repealing net neutrality, responded to the tweet, spelling Hamill's username incorrectly in the process... Because, once again, we are forced to remember that this dude can't do anything right.
Did Ted Cruz just explain Luke Skywalker's role in the Star Wars movies to the man who played Luke Skywalker? Yes, he did.
And he kept going...
You can probably imagine how social media reacted...
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