Mark Hamill responded to Ivanka Trump's Star Wars tweet with a savage correction
Although Luke Skywalker may have died in The Last Jedi, Mark Hamill's fight against hypocrisy on social media hasn't slowed down in the slightest. The legendary performer and voice actor took it upon himself to reject a Star Wars-related tweet by Ivanka Trump this weekend, deflecting her Return of the Jedi reference by disavowing the Trump daughter as a "fraud."
On Sunday, Ivanka tweeted a photo of her husband and children surrounded by Star Wars toys with the caption: "The Force is strong in my family." In response, Hamill tweeted back at her: "You misspelled 'Fraud.'"
This isn't the first time Hamill has tangled with the President's family on Twitter. With over 3 million followers of his own, the 68 year-old star has been using his platform to condemn the Trump administration for years now.
As expected, Hamill's tweet hit a critical mass on Sunday, receiving about just under half a million likes and a modest 80,000 retweets in less than a day. The comments section is littered with reactions just positive and scathing. Several users are calling for people to tweet the hashtag #GoForceYourself so it becomes a trending topic. This is nothing new for Hamill–with his massive following, Hamill's anti-Trump tweets regularly hit viral levels and create trending topics on the social media site.
It's not clear what will come next for Hamill's career. The Luke Skywalker performer has had a prolific run as a voice actor, providing the voice for similarly iconic figures such as The Joker in the Batman animated series. But with Skywalker's death in The Last Jedi, it seems Hamill's days portraying the moody, heroic Jedi are all but done. We've heard a lot of Hamill's voice in the trailers for the upcoming Rise of Skywalker film, but it's not completely known whether the actor will appear in person in the big J.J. Abrams Star Wars finale, or if his disembodied words just happen to be good fodder for trailers.
Fans of Star Wars know that so-called "Force Ghosts" are a big part of the franchise. Hamill has been all-but confirmed to be appearing in the new movie, so it's not much of a leap to assume that his ghostly visage will be haunting Rey, Kylo Ren, and the whole gang at some point in The Rise of Skywalker. Of course, old Ben Kenobi did this quite a bit after his death in the original Star Wars trilogy, and if we know anything about J.J. Abrams, it's that he loves to pay tribute to those classic films.
Whether we'll get to see Luke Skywalker onscreen again or not, we can count of Mark Hamill to continue battling forces of darkness on Twitter. Trump, go force yourself.
The Rise of Skywalker is set to debut on December 20, 2019.