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."
Yesterday's so-called "Justice For January 6th" Rally was a complete flop. I've seen bigger crowds at meetings of… https://t.co/vnQ0ax5u2y— Mark Hamill (Mar🐫) (@Mark Hamill (Mar🐫)) 1632070437.0
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.
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.
LOL!! I ignored the "JFJ 6th Rally," but it appears everyone else did the same thing! The few who showed up need a… https://t.co/M3GSMhR0Ns— Eric (@Eric) 1632147045.0
Mark Hamill is the bar by which all celebrity Twitter accounts should be judged https://t.co/2jlZN6LjEA— Chris Vandyke (@Chris Vandyke) 1632100993.0
DAAAAAMN!!!! If you know what the Holiday Special is, you know how brutal a burn Luke Skywalker just dropped. https://t.co/QblzzQQ4ko— Justin "Vaccine Passports Now" Rosario (@Justin "Vaccine Passports Now" Rosario) 1632078974.0
Way bigger crowds for that Star Wars Hiday special actually...at least at my house https://t.co/daoGEs0asq— Dominic Patten (@Dominic Patten) 1632088159.0
For any nerd reading this, this a burn surpassing the temperature of the Sun. https://t.co/laPHNhN7MR— Jeremy Ross (@Jeremy Ross) 1632104681.0
And THAT is saying something! I get the “pleasure” of going to a holiday gathering where that Holiday Special is pl… https://t.co/fTOf03DVle— Master of Sarcasm (@Master of Sarcasm) 1632135751.0
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.