Star Wars actor Mark Hamill hilariously hit back at US conservative commentator Ben Shapiro after claiming Hamill was trying to "indoctrinate" children with "sexual ideology."
Hamill's initial tweet was in response to Florida's bill dubbed Don't Say Gay, a controversial piece of legislation that bans children discussing sexual orientation and gender identity in classrooms.
The star tweeted the word "gay" 69 times and a rainbow emoji. Shapiro shunned the actor's tweet, saying, "So I take it you wish to indoctrinate small children into gender and sexual ideology. Because that's the only reason you're parroting idiotic propaganda".
Unfortunately for the conservative commentator, Hamill responded in the best possible way.
"Hi Ben," he said, "I LOVE mind-reading acts! Now guess which finger I'm holding up..."
@HamillHimself - after 4+ decades, still my hero. Currently trending b/c he is a GOOD HUMAN who knows ALL humans deserve to be seen, heard, accepted and loved for who they are. \n#SayGay\n#GAYGAYGAYGAY @charliecapen @mishacollins THIS GUY amirite?!https://twitter.com/hamillhimself/status/1502078105959100416\u00a0\u2026
I think I can count this as the SECOND time I've seen Luke Skywalker utterly defeat someone named Ben, and not have to be physically present.https://twitter.com/HamillHimself/status/1502078105959100416\u00a0\u2026
The said aim of the Don't Say Gay bill is to "reinforce the fundamental right of parents to make decisions regarding the upbringing and control of their children in a specified manner."
The bill's sponsor, Republican state Representative Joe Harding, claimed the bill is "designed to keep school districts from talking about these topics before kids are ready to process them."
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