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Mark Hamill destroys FCC chairman Ajit Pai over embarrassing net neutrality video

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.

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.”

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.

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.

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    Brock

    Friday 22 December 2017

    “Putting aside the unintended irony for a second (Hamill himself enriches large corporations, namely Disney)”

    Stefan, there is a very large difference between changing the laws in order to benefit a special interest and working for a mega corporation like Disney.

    Is it bad to be a powerful and wealthy individual or corporation? No. It is bad to use that power and influence to subvert our democracy by changing laws to benefit only a select few individuals or corporations.

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