Actor Mark Hamill, best known for his role as Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars series, has never been shy about his distaste for the Donald Trump administration.
In between Star Wars movies, Hamill has read some Trump tweets as The Joker and dunked on the president for his criticism of NFL players who kneeled during the national anthem.
— @HamillHimself (@HamillHimself) January 8, 2017
What is more divisive than disrespecting our National Anthem before the whole world.
— Bill Mitchell (@mitchellvii) September 24, 2017
Praising neo-Nazis as "some very good people". https://t.co/Eps4p7hVcd
— @HamillHimself (@HamillHimself) September 24, 2017
Now Hamill has set his sights on Ajit Pai, the douchebag behind the FCC’s recent decision to end net neutrality.
Over the weekend, Hamill slammed Pai for his awful attempt at promoting the murder of the free and open internet.
Pai thought it would be a good idea to make a video in which he says things like, “You can still gram your food” – words that should never ever be uttered by anyone over 30.
Don your hazmat suit and revisit the godawful cringe now:
It’s all terrible, but Hamill takes particular exception to the part in which Pai swings a light sabre around while the theme music for Star Wars plays in the background.
“Cute video Ajit ‘Aren’t I Precious?’ Pai,” Hamill tweeted. “A Jedi acts selflessly for the common man-NOT lie 2 enrich giant corporations.”
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 pic.twitter.com/SpIcOEySUY
— @HamillHimself (@HamillHimself) December 16, 2017
Putting aside the unintended irony for a second (Hamill himself enriches large corporations, namely Disney) it’s good to see people calling out Pai.
Hamill also asked Pai if he had paid royalties to John Williams, who composed the famous Star Wars theme.
He isn’t the first one to question the video’s use of copyrighted material either.
Record label Mad Decent says it will pursue legal action if the song “Harlem Shake” is not removed from the video.
Official statement re the use of "Harlem Shake" in Daily Caller's video of FCC Chairman Ajit Pai: neither Mad Decent nor Baauer approved this use nor do we approve of the message contained therein. We have issued a takedown will pursue further legal action if it is not removed.
— MAD DECENT (@maddecent) December 15, 2017
Hamill’s attack on Pai subsequently drew fire from Republican Senator and accidental porn-watcher Ted Cruz, who tried to have a go at Hamill – spelling his name wrong in the process.
Like a true Jedi, Hamill struck back immediately, taking the opportunity to remind Cruz about the porn incident. Luke Skywalker taking on Republicans for trying to ruin the internet. Just another typical day on Twitter in 2017, folks.
.@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
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) December 17, 2017
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
— @HamillHimself (@HamillHimself) December 17, 2017