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Ted Cruz, Luke Skywalker’s Twitter spat over net neutrality

(TECH NEWS) As the net neutrality fight rages on, even celebrities are getting into Twitter spats with politicians about it.

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Ever vigilant to express his opinion, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) found himself afoul of everyone’s favorite Jedi, Mark Hammill (whom out of respect of the The Last Jedi’s release we shall refer to as Skywalker for the remainder of the article #NERDS).

It all began with Skywalker responding to Ajit Pai, the FCC Chair, about his decision to use Star Wars to celebrate the repeal of Net Neutrality rules.

Following, Ted Cruz steps in and attempts to remind Skywalker that “Hollywood can be confusing” and that people should “Reject the Dark side: Free the Net!”

Skywalker responded to Cruz’s characterization of government regulation as the “Dark Side” with the following tweet:

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And the internet considers it a rather “sick burn” – considering the bit of a porn scandal Cruz had in September. ??
This tweet represents the second time Ted Cruz has been caught in the middle of an argument (we wrote about his experience with a comic that explained net neutrality to the Texas Senator).

Of course, Cruz responded: he noted especially that Hammill should “respond with facts” and reiterated his knowledge of the dark side with Yoda’s (incomplete) famous warning: “fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate”.

Joining the fray, in a perhaps unsurprising twist, First Son, Donald Trump Jr. (who was spotted hanging out with Ted Cruz at Le Bilboquet Dallas this weekend) chimed in with his own summary. It was rather short, and a bit repetitive.

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Ultimately, Skywalker removed himself from this Twitter mess, but it’s an interesting note how once again, Ted Cruz found himself at the ire of net neutrality advocates. Of course, the internet is in consensus that Skywalker won this battle. You can see the exchange and some fun comments here.

Kam has a Master's degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, and is an HR professional. Obsessed with food, but writing about virtually anything, he has a passion for LGBT issues, business, technology, and cats.

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