Mark Hamill and Ted Cruz got in a fight on Twitter, and yes, you read that correctly
This past weekend, social media has once again proven that sometimes real life is stranger than fiction: Republican Senator Ted Cruz and Star Wars actor Mark Hamill got into a fight on Twitter.
The unlikely pair spent some time debating net neutrality and Star Wars while the internet watched. Net neutrality has been a hot topic over the last few weeks. On December 14th, the FCC voted to repeal net neutrality protection policies, and it appears Hamill isn’t a fan of the decision.
The argument started when Hamill, who most recently played Luke Skywalker in The Last Jedi, criticized FCC chairman Ajit Pai’santi’s net neutrality video (Pai’santi was appointed FCC chairman by Donald Trump and is a staunch supporter of the repeal). The video attempted to portray the repeal in a positive light by using pop culture references like fidget spinners and Star Wars to prove internet users will still have access to all of their favorite things. Hamill responded by saying, “you are profoundly unworthy 2 wield a lightsaber.”
In an unexpected twist, Cruz came to Pai’s defense, also attempting to explain net neutrality in the context of Star Wars.
Hamill responded quickly, pointing out that Cruz had misspelled his Twitter handle. He also took a quick jab at the Senator, referencing a scandal from earlier this year when Cruz appeared to “like” a tweet from a pornography account via his official Twitter handle.
Cruz went on to apologize for the spelling error, and continued to explain the repeal to Hamill in Star Wars terms.
Hamill didn’t reply to Cruz, and has since only tweeted one other statement about the debate where he poked fun at himself for his own spelling error:
If this has made you feel passionate about the net neutrality repeal, you can check out ways to resist right here. Oh, and of course, The Last Jedi is in theaters now.