e all know by now that Ted Cruz is bad at doing things. Well, he upheld that long-standing tradition yesterday when he tried to touch lightsabers with Luke Skywalker himself, Mark Hamill, over the issue of net neutrality.
The two dueled on Twitter, and guess who lost? Yeah, it was Ted Cruz.
You may be aware that the FCC just voted to strike down net neutrality, which currently allows you to visit websites like this one without having to pay.
Without net neutrality, you may be forced to shell out several dollars to check your own Facebook timeline, and if that’s the case, you might as well just be dead. But people like Ted Cruz are convinced that free Internet is the real evil. Good thing Luke Skywalker is around to fight the good fight.
Mark Hamill, the actor who portrays Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars movies, bashed FCC Chairman Ajit Pai after Pai posted a video of himself holding a lightsaber and celebrating the end of net neutrality.
“You are profoundly unworthy 2 wield a lightsaber — a Jedi acts selflessly for the common man — NOT lie 2 enrich giant corporations.”
Luke Skywalker is not messing around.
Net neutrality is a hot-button issue for people, so we were sure there'd be some Republican who wouldn't be able to resist responding to Luke.
We all watched and waited, much like this woman from the porn tweet that Ted Cruz accidentally liked on Twitter a few months ago.
And BOOM! There it was. Ted Cruz took the bait and responded with this mess of a "comeback":
There are several problems with this tweet. Chief among them is that Cruz tagged the wrong Mark Hamill. The Hamill who plays Luke only has one “m” in his last name. The second and most egregious problem is that Ted Cruz, the unlikable Senator from Texas, is trying to out-Star Wars actual Luke Skywalker.
Needless to say, Mark Hamill a.k.a. Luke Skywalker wasn't going to take this injustice lying down.
You simply don’t challenge Mark Hamill. Especially if you’re Ted Cruz.
Mark Hamill clapped back at Cruz with a truly devastating response…