On Sunday, Hamill, famed for playing Luke Skywalker in the film franchise, responded to an Instagram photo of Trump with husband Jared Kushner and their three children, the youngest of whom, Theodore, is seen showing off his Star Wars love by rocking a Stormtrooper costume.
“The Force is strong in my family,” the proud mom joked — but a certain cinematic Jedi disagrees.
Hamill took to Twitter to shut down Trump, writing, “You misspelled ‘Fraud.’” He added the hashtag #GoForceYourself for good measure.
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) September 29, 2019
But many felt his tweet went too far and accused him of turning “to the dark side” by picking on a kid.
way to attack a child
— Daddy Brutus Beefdick is Corn Pop (@iamabadman) September 29, 2019
Goddamn, Mr. Hamill. A kid in a Star Wars costume isn't political. People are allowed to like Star Wars.
Nice. Picking on a kid. High class.
— Magog of Morskar (@magog_morskar) September 29, 2019
Big fan Mark but should you go after the grandkids?
— Feldman🧡⛓🏈 🙌🏼💚 (@4feldman) September 29, 2019
Just no. Be a bigger person and don't comment.
— Ethan (@SarcasticEC) September 29, 2019
You sure owned those kids, Mark. Good one.
— neontaster (@neontaster) September 29, 2019
Too bad you have all turned to the Dark Side
— John McCarthy (@JohnFMcCarthy) September 29, 2019
It’s a child in a Star Wars costume, Mark
— Chet Cannon (@Chet_Cannon) September 29, 2019
Those are kids.
— Matt Whitlock (@mattdizwhitlock) September 29, 2019
Despite the backlash, the tweet has already received thousands of retweets and likes. Some fans defended Hamill’s stance by arguing that the Trump grandchildren are fair game given the treatment of migrant children at the border, an issue that has resulted in the frequent trolling of the first daughter’s family posts.
and how about the Kids who can't have à nice Sunday because of her family ?
— Supernad (@NightwingNad) September 29, 2019
Mommy, why does Luke Skywalker hate us?
Because we are terrible, terrible people, son.
— Adam Parkhomenko (@AdamParkhomenko) September 29, 2019
This made me happy. She should not even be allowed to utter such a sacred verse.
— Shannon is in FIGHT MODE (@Katpa73) September 29, 2019
best tweet i’ve ever seen
— a casual stan (@justacasualstan) September 29, 2019
On Monday, Hamill added a tweet which appeared to clarify that his beef was with the elder Trump-Kushners, and not their Star Wars-loving kids.
Update, Sept. 30: This post has been updated to include Hamill’s follow-up tweet.
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