"Star Wars" actor Mark Hamill just gave his two cents on the election in a statement that would have made Luke Skywalker proud. Hamill has been outspokenly progressive on a number of topics, including gun control, and now, Donald Trump.
In an interview with The Daily Beast, Hamill commented on the White House representatives Trump has been assembling, including neo-Nazi Stephen Bannon and an assortment of problematic people with offensive histories.
Hamill said in the interview, "If you look at what’s being assembled for our government it’s like, yikes. It’s a who’s-who of really despicable people."
Fans were divided over the statement, with many cheering him on.
Mark Hamill is weighing in on presidential politics. Finally! https://t.co/FHz8NLo45o— Andrew Klavan (@andrewklavan) November 28, 2016
While on the Dark Side of Twitter, many alt-right and Trump supporting "Star Wars" fans voiced their complaints.
you will lose your reputation if you support Obama and Clinton mark Hamill until today you were the best and a example of a American..trump! https://t.co/Ph9lssdV5L— grahame ross lamb (@allyssar1) November 8, 2016
Mark Hamill should probably stick to doing goofy voices and pretending to be a Jedi because politics isn't really... https://t.co/nQOSx8KIZO— Sanctified Rebellion (@SanctRebel) November 28, 2016
Mark Hamill: Get yourself educated on politics, before writing like an ignorant fool.— Kay Becker (@Azure67Becker) November 27, 2016
But should they really be complaining? After all, Bannon himself made the "Star Wars" connection not long ago, literally saying "Darkness is good. Dick Cheney. Darth Vader. Satan. That’s power."
When you have somebody who compares themselves to Satan and Darth Vader about to govern America, a counterpoint from Luke Skywalker seems appropriate.
Hamill also encouraged Americans to embody the bravery and self-sacrifice of the "Star Wars" narrative, saying, "It’s tempting to say, ‘Well, I’m moving to Canada, I can’t stand it.' But in other ways, it’s a challenge to stay and defend your country and do what you think is right and not retreat and hide under the covers. It’s not gonna be easy, that’s for sure."
Thanks, Luke. See you on the other side of the Rebellion.
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