Everybody is mad at Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai.
You see, not only did Pai end the internet as we know it by presiding over the repeal of those Obama-era net neutrality rules; he rubbed salt in the wound by shooting a video reminding people of all the things (well, seven actually) they’d still be able to do after net neutrality was repealed — including remaining a part of your favorite fandom.
Admittedly, the video was a little childish, which unfortunately made it the ideal delivery medium for childish times — just look at all the childish freakouts about the “end of the internet” and $2 Google searches. Check out Newsweek’s take:
— Newsweek (@Newsweek) December 15, 2017
Yes, it was a stunt, but “Last Jedi” star Mark Hamill took it very seriously, calling Pai “unworthy” of wielding a toy lightsaber.
Cute video Ajit "Aren't I Precious?" Pai ?-but you are profoundly unworthy 2 wield a lightsaber-A Jedi acts selflessly for the common man-NOT lie 2 enrich giant corporations. Btw-did you pay John Williams his royalty? @AjitPaiFCCorpShill #AJediYouAreNOT pic.twitter.com/SpIcOEySUY
— @HamillHimself (@HamillHimself) December 16, 2017
Who wants to be the one to tell Mark Hamill that Jedi aren’t real?
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) December 16, 2017
Please make everyone over 50 grow up for Christmas.
— Add your name (@corrcomm) December 16, 2017
Mental acuity not strong in this one. (Psst, Star Wars isn't real.) https://t.co/vHKXd5dns3
— KiMiKi (@kdcajt) December 16, 2017
Mark Hamill is just a little bit too into this stuff. It’s disappointing when celebs/sports figures you admired growing up turn out to be immature, dumb, criminal, immoral or some combo of them all. https://t.co/vWaTQC3QqB
— Trevor Taylor (@dubbletee66) December 16, 2017
Sure. He sounds sane. https://t.co/BNptqqXWDV
— DJSmith (@davidjacksmith) December 16, 2017
Yes don't use Mark's imaginary stick https://t.co/SKzCcXwcWg
— Lion & Lamb (@ljm_scuba) December 16, 2017
Well that’s an opinion that has no value. https://t.co/zfXA5NMFTJ
— Scott Paterno (@ScottPaterno) December 16, 2017
So he's unworthy of being a nerd? Sounds like a good deal. https://t.co/TUQx03VrsK
— Ken Memphis (@ken_memphis) December 16, 2017
This is why the Jedi were wiped out https://t.co/aXQM5aOWi5
— JoeyJoJoJrShabadoo (@Psudrozz) December 16, 2017
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