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”:
Why Anakin Skywalker should’ve been removed from the Jedi Order for sexual harassment https://t.co/fWFg65LScQ
— Tennessean (@Tennessean) December 14, 2017
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:
Okay, I think we’re done here. https://t.co/z8EBndsh9p
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) December 14, 2017
Gang, this is what happens when you current events too hard. https://t.co/dM0EpPvEUj
— Joe Cunningham (@JoePCunningham) December 14, 2017
And you thought YOU had 2017 in one tweet?!? I present you this clickbait bag of crap. https://t.co/JcxbBaBla4
— Adam Kelly (@AdamKellyVU) December 14, 2017
And it’s not even an accurate description of the events in the films:
Well….the thing is….. I mean….
Actually he should have been removed for the dead kids and sandpeople but you do you Tenneseean https://t.co/5B99NcoW8C
— Andrew Garda 🏈 📰 (@Andrew_Garda) December 14, 2017
1. Padme wasn't in his "workplace".
2. Yeah he definitely should've been removed for this and not for slaughtering children.
3. This is bad and you know it. https://t.co/Fk3rX9HGdR
— Dald🎄ren🎅🏻 (@DaldorenGaming) December 14, 2017
While sexual harassment is certainly terrible, you'd think maybe the child murder and mass homicide would be a bigger deal. https://t.co/1f9S51yM2S
— Kent Lee Platte (@MathBomb) December 14, 2017
The MSM wonders why it’s having issues:
This is why we cant have nice things….and papers are having trouble figuring out why people dont subscribe https://t.co/GrahtGsajP
— jonathan albright (@losttobefounde) December 14, 2017
…why is my local news reporting on Star Wars politics like it's actual news? https://t.co/GCyItIHYDR
— The Southern Trekkie (@SouthernTrekkie) December 14, 2017
I'll take "Why are newspapers dying for $800, Alex" https://t.co/BHFmj7IvNA
— Scott Smith (@kenssmith) December 14, 2017
Or maybe it’s satire? Who can tell:
This is either one of the greatest pieces of satire or the dumbest thing I've read. https://t.co/Q2rdaG0XWy
— IITheGreatWunII (@thegreatwun13) December 14, 2017
— Mickey (@mickey_cooks) December 14, 2017