The Outrage Continues: Mark Hamill Apologizes for Liking Harry Potter Author's Tweet Claiming 'Sex is Real' - 'Ignorance is No Excuse'

 

 

Luke Skywalker is sorry.

Mark Hamill — hero to millions of boys in the 80’s — apologized Thursday for click-endorsing remarks by another giant in the world of monumental moviedom, much-revered author J.K. Rowling.

The woman who created an astounding world of witchcraft and wizardry made a few statements Thursday, one of which indicated that “sex is real.”

Subsequently, she was #Canceled.

It all began with a woman named Maya Forstater.

Here’s the Independent with more:

[M]aya Forstater, 45…was fired from her job at poverty think-tank, Centre for Global Development, over a series of tweets questioning government plans to allow people to self-identify as another gender.

On Wednesday, Ms. Forstater took to Twitter to say she was in “shock and disbelief” at the judgement, which was handed down at the Central London Employment Tribunal.

J.K. reacted with a post sent out to her 14.6 million followers.

It sounds to me as if she thought she was being quite the libertine:

Apparently, though, she was uptighting it like a nut in a decisive move against science.

Here’s a rep from GLAAD:

“J.K. Rowling, whose books gave kids hope that they could work together to create a better world, has now aligned herself with an anti-science ideology that denies the basic humanity of people who are transgender. Trans men, trans women and non-binary people are not a threat, and to imply otherwise puts trans people at risk. Now is the time for allies who know and support trans people to speak up and support their fundamental right to be treated equally and fairly.”

Did J.K. get called out as a white supremacist?

This:

One user lamented the absence of “safety”:

But then, a turn of the tables:

J.K. certainly received shows of support:

https://twitter.com/mkay_fain/status/1207690207073583105

But not from Patricia Arquette — who I love:

One Twitterer laid out a lesson on sufficiency:

But it was enough for Mark Hamill — at first.

He “liked” J.K.’s comment.

If I may say so, it’s a real bummer that society’s crumbled into the minutiae of scrutinizing what people give an approving touch to on their cell phone’s screen. Whatever the issue.

Anyway, upon further consideration, Mark tried to make it right:

And this is where we are.

I remember a different world long ago — I went outside and played.

My friends and I explored the woods.

I rode my bike.

Yeah — better.

-ALEX

 

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