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Mark Hamill faces cancel culture wrath for liking JK Rowling’s ‘transphobic’ tweet

Legendary ‘Star Wars’ actor and prominent Hollywood liberal Mark Hamill is in hot water on Twitter for recently liking a tweet posted by JK Rowling. The ‘Harry Potter’ author has faced the ire of cancel culture for years over tweets repeatedly stating that biological sex is not a social construct.

Now Hamill, the 71-year-old actor who plays Luke Skywalker in the ‘Star Wars’ series, has found himself the target of an internet storm for simply liking a cheeky comment from Rowling on Twitter.

The row began on Sunday when Rowling replied to a provocative tweet aimed at her from India Willoughby, the UK’s first “transgender newsreader”.

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Mark Hamill attends Netflix’s ‘El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie’ premiere at Regency Village Theater on October 7, 2019 in Westwood, California. (Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/Getty Images)

Willoughby, who was born a biological male, wrote: “I’m more of a woman than JK Rowling will ever be. Rowling, who is a biological woman, tweeted Willoughby’s post and commented, “Citation needed”: a sarcastic suggestion that there is no evidence behind Willoughby’s claims.

Accustomed to the wrath of LGBTQ/trans activists, Rowling has made a series of comments online that have earned her the scorn of liberals who consider her “transphobic”. Anger over Rowling’s posts recently prompted some ‘Harry Potter’ fans to boycott the latest video game based on her fantasy novels.

The big news to come out of this situation was actor Hamill, a Hollywood personality almost as well known for his liberal tweets as his on-screen “Star Wars” stint, liking Rowling’s “Citation needed” post.

Eagle-eyed users spotted the “like” on Hamill’s Twitter page and began criticizing the actor for supporting what some called Rowling’s “transphobic hate crusade.”

The @MasteroftheTDS Twitter account shared an image of compiled tweets tearing up Hamill for the ‘like’. One asked, “@MarkHamill why are you hitting the ‘like’ button for JKR’s transphobic hate crusade? »

Another asked: “Hey @Mark Hamill you know this tweet [is] transphobic right? Please tell me it wasn’t intentional. »

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JK Rowling has responded to a provocative tweet aimed at her from India Willoughby, the UK’s first ‘transgender newsreader’. (Mike Marsland)

One user even asked if Hamill could unfollow Rowling, saying, “@MarkHamill, as one of your many transgender fans, could you please unfollow JK Rowling? »

In response to Willoughby’s tweet about British comedian Ricky Gervais “liking” Rowling’s comeback, another user alerted Willoughby that “@MarkHamill liked her too”.

Willoughby responded by saying, “Disappointing, but what can you do? »

Hollywood and entertainment outlet ‘We Got This Covered’ dedicated an entire article to Hamill’s ‘like’, writing, ‘Given how many times Hamill has been seen as a progressive icon and LGBTQ+ ally, he It’s disconcerting to see him (along with many, many other big names) still tuning Rowling’s opinion to the time of day and seeming to support it as well. »

The site alerted readers with this concerned headline: “We regret to inform you that Mark Hamill liked one of JK Rowling’s transphobic tweets. »

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The outlet noted how Hamill would have liked one of the author’s “problematic and downright transphobic tweets” in the past. The piece added, “I hope it’s just a big mistake, but Hamill should know better. »

Former DC Comics creator and conservative Twitter user Ethan Van Sciver hammered home the wake up call, tweeting, “Trans person viciously slanders beautiful, feminine, wise and talented @jk_rowling for no particular reason. JK says “prove it” and Mark Hamill hits LIKE. Now vicious scum and the mentally ill are targeting Hamill. I hope he can get out of this temporary crisis of reason! »

JK Rowling attends the world premiere of “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” at UGC Cine Cite Bercy on November 8, 2018 in Paris. (Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

Gabriel Hays is associate editor of Fox News Digital.

Source: www.foxnews.com

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