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‘He obviously supports transphobia’: Mark Hamill Supporting J. K. Rowling Over Anti-trans Tweet Has Fans in Uproar

‘He obviously supports transphobia’: Mark Hamill Supporting J. K. Rowling Over Anti-trans Tweet Has Fans in Uproar

Mark Hamill, most notably known for her role as Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars franchise sided with J.K. Rowling in an anti-trans tweet. The Harry Potter author has been whirled around the internet for her anti-trans statements and thinking.

Mark Hamill joined the dark side (literally) when he liked a tweet by J.K. Rowling. Within minutes, the actor started trending on Twitter for his alleged siding with Rowling. The once-renowned hero was brought under fire by millions of people on the internet.

Mark Hamill is famous for portraying Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars franchise.
Mark Hamill is famous for portraying Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars franchise.

Mark Hamill Joins Forces With J.K. Rowling

The tale began when a broadcaster by the name of India Willoughby took shots at J.K. Rowling. Taking to her Twitter account, Willoughby plainly stated, “I’m more of a woman than JK Rowling ever will be.” The British author clearly did not like the tweet as she simply replied with the words “Citation needed.”

J.K. Rowling tweets an anti-trans statement...again.
J.K. Rowling tweets an anti-trans statement…again.

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As chaos wreaked around the tweets, Mark Hamill liked J.K. Rowling’s tweet and no, it wasn’t by an accident. As soon as people started noticing, the Kingsman actor started trending on Twitter within minutes. Several Twitter users pointed out that Hamill had also liked J.K. Rowling’s previous tweets before, so clearly this was not an accident.

Some people took to Twitter, some tried to clear the mess for their favorite actor while others stated that the actor needs to be explained the chaos that he may or may not have caused accidentally.

Apart from the cancel culture waving their pitchforks and torches at Mark Hamill, this could very well have been an accidental like. Mark Hamill has been known as a gentleman with never an ill intent to any person. It is likely that Hamill will soon apologize for his misdeed rather than side with J.K. Rowling in her fight against the LGBTQ+ community. The actor has also retired from voicing the role of Joker in the DCAU and cites a heartbreaking reason for quitting.

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Why Mark Hamill Retired From The Role of Joker

Mark Hamill voiced the character of Joker in the DCAU.
Mark Hamill voiced the character of Joker in the DCAU.

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Many people do not know that Mark Hamill voiced the character of Joker in DC’s Animated Universe. With the recent passing of the lead Kevin Conroy (who voiced Batman), The Empire Strikes Back actor would not voice the character again out of respect for Conroy.

“They would call and say, ‘They want you to do the Joker,’ and my only question was, ‘Is Kevin Batman?’ If they said yes, I would say, ‘I’m in.’ We were like partners. We were like Laurel and Hardy. Without Kevin there, there doesn’t seem to be a Batman for me.”

Mark Hamill currently has several upcoming projects scattered in several stages of development. The people await the release of The Fall of the House of Usher which will star Mark Hamill and will be directed by notable horror director Mike Flanagan. The series is currently in post-production with no confirmed release date.

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Written by Visarg Acharya

Visarg Acharya joined FandomWire in 2022 as a Content Writer. Along with a penchant for writing, Visarg claims that words are the only true language made for him. Currently pursuing his B.Sc in Physics, the combination of Physics and Marvel make up for an interesting talk. Visarg Acharya has authored over 500 articles and reads books in his spare time along with an occasional series to accompany him.