The public Twitter war over net neutrality has gotten ridiculous, now with Donald Trump, Jr. joining Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) in denouncing legendary Star Wars actor Mark Hamill, who in turn slammed Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai over the recent repeal of net neutrality.
The saga all started last week on the eve of the momentous vote, when Pai appeared in a video posted on The Daily Caller, a conservative news website.
As part of the cutesy video, Pai told Internet users that they could still “stay part of their favorite fandom” and briefly wielded a lightsaber.
That tweet drew the ire of Hamill, who famously portrays Luke Skywalker. In a Saturday tweet, Hamill told Pai that he was “profoundly unworthy” to hold a lightsaber.
Cute video Ajit “Aren’t I Precious?” Pai -but you are profoundly unworthy 2 wield a lightsaber-A Jedi acts selflessly for the common man-NOT lie 2 enrich giant corporations. Btw-did you pay John Williams his royalty? @AjitPaiFCCorpShill #AJediYouAreNOT pic.twitter.com/SpIcOEySUY
— @HamillHimself (@HamillHimself) December 16, 2017
Then, Sen. Cruz decided to step in on Sunday for some reason, bizarrely comparing large tech corporations (Google, Netflix) to the “Dark Side.”
.@HammillHimself 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! https://t.co/nARkMvIEYk
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) December 17, 2017
Cruz’s understanding of the Star Wars universe appears to be limited, to say the least.
And finally, on Sunday, the president’s eldest son weighed in, saying that a Jedi was “no match for facts.”
Ted Cruz kills Luke Skywalker again… Jedi apparently no match for facts. https://t.co/p1hiAR1hLC
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) December 18, 2017
Pai himself has not tweeted in three days.
The two FCC members who voted against the net neutrality repeal, Mignon Clyburn and Jessica Rosenworcel, did not immediately respond to Ars’ request for comment on Twitter.