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.
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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:
Cute video Ajit "Aren't I Precious?" Pai 🤮-but you are profoundly unworthy 2 wield a lightsaber-A Jedi acts selfles… https://t.co/NqJpu3wTrZ— @HamillHimself (@@HamillHimself) 1513421628.0
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.
@DrummondSaul no— @HamillHimself (@@HamillHimself) 1513423876.0
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! "
.@HammillHimself Luke, I know Hollywood can be confusing, but it was Vader who supported govt power over everything… https://t.co/3nE5x55Icn— Ted Cruz (@Ted Cruz) 1513535146.0
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:
@tedcruz @HammillHimself Ted, not only is your post lacking any substance.. it is also dismissive of the overwhelmi… https://t.co/J1N24DyEGR— Angel Castelar (@Angel Castelar) 1513538008.0
But in the end, it was Hamill again who unleashed a smackdown on the Republican senator:
Thanks for smarm-spaining it to me @tedcruz I know politics can be confusing, but you'd have more credibility if yo… https://t.co/WEeb4fAYJm— @HamillHimself (@@HamillHimself) 1513538541.0
It looks like both Pai and Cruz should be more wary of messing with a master of shade:
@geekgirldiva @AndyFitzSimons @HamillHimself @tedcruz Ted Cruz tried to explain “Star Wars” to Mark Hamill...it did… https://t.co/ddYhbHYUK9— Lucie (@Lucie) 1513543935.0
@HamillHimself Burn!! 🙌🏻🔥 https://t.co/8uUqglB7u1— HLJ (@HLJ) 1513423163.0
@Marmel @HamillHimself This exchange is probably the most 2017 ever 😂— Hayl to the Chief 🌊 (@Hayl to the Chief 🌊) 1513543462.0
@HamillHimself @tedcruz Hey Ted 😂😂😂 https://t.co/cXVcgjvrfD— B E A N Z (@B E A N Z) 1513538744.0
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