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Mark Hamill Spars With Ajit Pai & Ted Cruz Over Net Neutrality

Mark Hamill Spars With Ajit Pai & Ted Cruz Over Net Neutrality

For those who missed it last week, FCC chairman Ajit Pai released a fun-filled, misleading video about all of the things we'd still be able to do without those pesky Obama-era net neutrality rules.

Some of the things include being able to take Instagram photos of your food, shop online for fidget spinners, and binge-watch all of your favorite television shows.

In the middle of the video, Pai tells viewers they can still remain part of their favorite fandoms, and wields a lightsaber while the Star Wars theme plays in the background.

But for Star Wars legend Mark Hamill, it was not amusing in the slightest.

He called "Aren't I precious?" Pai out in an epic tweet, telling the chairman that he is "profoundly unworthy" of wielding a lightsaber, especially since the Jedi are all about fighting for the "common man." He also had questions about Pai's usage of the Star Wars theme:

Hamill, like many Americans, was probably reacting to the news late last week that the FCC had voted down party lines 3-2 in favor of repealing net neutrality, even though 83% of Americans favored keeping net neutrality in place. And Pai's smugness about it all wasn't earning him any fans.

Well, except maybe for Sen. Ted Cruz.

Cruz responded to Hamill's tweet, saying: "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! "

There are so many things wrong with Cruz's statement, it's hard to even respond. Calling net neutrality a "power grab" and "the dark side" certainly doesn't sound at all accurate.

One Twitter user attempted to shut Cruz down:

But in the end, it was Hamill again who unleashed a smackdown on the Republican senator:

It looks like both Pai and Cruz should be more wary of messing with a master of shade:

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H/T: Mashable, Politico, Twitter