The next installment of the Star Wars series of films opens tonight, which is why the Tennessean is running with what has to be the dumbest take of all time: Anakin Skywalker — who we all know becomes Darth Vader — should have been “removed from the Jedi Order for sexual harassment”:

From USA Today:

While this may have happened a long time ago in a galaxy far far away, it deserves to be called out now. By allowing a predator in the workplace, and not doing enough to fight sexual harassment, the Jedi Council ultimately engineers its own demise.

Members of the Jedi Council should’ve removed Skywalker from the Jedi Order after his many missteps while protecting Sen. Padmé Amidala. If they had, Chancellor Palpatine would have been unable to leverage Skywalker into destroying the Jedi Order, dismantling democracy and creating the first Galactic Empire.

It’s as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror and suddenly shouted, “STFU!”

We’re not alone in our reaction to the piece:

And it’s not even an accurate description of the events in the films:

The MSM wonders why it’s having issues:

Or maybe it’s satire? Who can tell:

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