Mark Hamill has been busy promoting the latest blockbuster installment of the Star Wars franchise, with The Force Awakens opening in theaters December 14th. But that hasn’t stopped him from following President Donald Trump’s destruction of net neutrality, carried out on Wednesday by his henchman Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai.
The FCC voted 3-2 to dismantle Obama-era net neutrality laws this week, ushering in an era where broadband companies will be able to control the content that travels from anywhere on the internet to your devices.
On the eve of the final vote this week, Pai released a video on twitter that mocked net neutrality and those who have been critical of his move to eliminate it. In it, he’s seen wielding a lightsaber, the weapon of the fictional Jedi Knights made famous by Mark Hamill’s portrayal of Jedi Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars movies.
Hamill, never shy about expressing his political opinions, lashed out Saturday against Pai, calling him out directly in a scathing tweet.:
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
While we appreciate Hamill’s takedown, perhaps a better use of his skills would have been the application of the Jedi Mind Trick on the clearly weak-minded FCC chairman before the vote.