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Mark Hamill Roasts Poor Attendance At Rally Supporting Capitol Rioters With Epic 'Star Wars' Jab

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Star Wars legend Mark Hamill mocked supporters of former President Donald Trump who attended the "Justice for J6" rally over the weekend, comparing poor attendance at the rally to one of the Star Wars franchise's darkest hours.

The rally had been hyped up for weeks but ultimately drew fewer than 100 attendees who made public their support for those arrested and charged in connection with the January 6 Capitol attack.

The event was a total bust, according to Hamill, who said in a tweet that he'd "seen bigger crowds at meetings of the Star Wars Holiday Special Fan Club."

For reference, The Star Wars Holiday Special, released on the heels of the success of 1977's A New Hope, was the first Star Wars spin-off film, set between the events of the original film and 1980's The Empire Strikes Back.

Considering the enormous success of the first film, you'd think The Star Wars Holiday Special would be fondly remembered, but it is not.

The special is notorious for its widely negative reception and is widely considered to be one of the worst films ever made. It has an IMDb rating of 2.2/10.

So if there happens to be anyone out there who likes it, as Hamill points out, they probably exist in similar numbers to those who attended the "Justice for J6" rally.

That's about as epic a burn as you're ever going to get.

And it's an observation that fans found hilarious.




The "Justice for J6" rally, which promoted more lies about the 2020 election being stolen, seemed doomed to fail in recent days.

Despite the fact that the rally was created, sponsored, and endorsed by the most extreme members of the far-right, conspiracy theorists suggested that the event was a secret government plot to arrest more people involved with the earlier Capitol attack.

The users who frequent far-right Facebook groups and extremist forums such as TheDonald and 4chan had urged others to stay far away from the event.

Although there is not a single shred of evidence that the federal government organized the event, paranoia and accusations have compromised these groups and their ability to organize openly.