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Mark Hamill burns Ted Cruz for 'smarm-splaining' net neutrality to him

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During a weekend when Star Wars: The Last Jedi dominated the box office, Luke Skywalker himself took some time to battle Republican Senator Ted Cruz of Texas and FCC Chairman Ajit Pai over net neutrality.

Early Saturday morning, Star Wars star Mark Hamill blasted Pai on social media for his bizarre video celebrating the recent vote to repeal Obama-era net neutrality rules, calling the FCC chief a “corp[orate] shill” who is “profoundly unworthy 2 wield a lightsaber.”

A day later, Cruz jumped in to defend Pai, tweeting to Hamill that “Hollywood can be confusing,” while also misspelling Hamill’s name. Hamill called out Cruz for the misspelling, ripped him for “smarm-splaining” net neutrality to him, and then brought up that time Cruz’s Twitter account liked some NSFW content.

Check out their Twitter exchange below.

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