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Mark Hamill Admits Defeat after Fan Backlash Over Supporting J. K. Rowling Anti-Trans Tweet: “I support human rights for everyone”

Mark Hamill Admits Defeat after Fan Backlash Over Supporting J. K. Rowling Anti-Trans Tweet: "I support human rights for everyone"

Mark Hamill put himself on the wrong end of the sword when he liked an anti-trans Tweet by J.K. Rowling. The author has been very open about her transphobia and stands by it regardless of all the hate that she has been receiving. Hamill is one of the most loved actors and is greatly praised for his talent, especially for the role of Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars franchise.

Mark Hamill
Mark Hamill

For the fans, it became a huge pickle when they discovered the actor supporting anti-trans comments stated by Rowling, resulting him in getting a lot of hate and backlash for it. However, Hamill has stepped forward to clarify the reality of the situation in order to stop all the oncoming hate.

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Mark Hamill Clarifies Why He Liked J.K. Rowling’s Tweet

J.K. Rowling recently tweeted more about her transphobia and incidentally, Mark Hamill seemed to have liked that comment. This gave the actor a lot of backlashes and a negative response. He has always been regarded as a great actor and is greatly respected in his field. So to see Hamill take such a step took the fans by a surprise. Twitter instantly deemed him as a supporter of the author and that did not fit well with him or his fans.

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“What I ‘liked’ about this exchange was someone speaking their truth to power. Twitter is, unfortunately, no place for nuance. It’s imperative I make this abundantly clear: I support human rights for EVERYONE, regardless of their gender identity, PERIOD.”

The actor finally responded to all of the hate and has taken to the very platform that put him in this position to clarify what was going on. He stated that he stands for human rights regardless of gender and that his liking the comment had nothing to do with hate toward trans individuals.

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This Is Not The First Time Mark Hamill Has Liked J.K. Rowling’s Tweets

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Mark Hamill

While the actor did clear out what his intentions had been, this was not the first time he liked a tweet of hers. Fans further pointed out how the author is far from someone who lacks power and has access to resources that allow her to spread her opinions as and when she would want. Others have been questioning what kind of truth J.K. Rowling was speaking.

Although, there are always supporters of the actor. They are glad that the actor cleared out his name and stands by human rights. They have been cheering for the actor and his stance.

Also Read: “It’s not my story anymore”: Mark Hamill Still Bitter Over Luke Skywalker’s Fate in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Claims Jedi Never Give Up

Source: @MarkHamill on Twitter

Written by Adya Godboley

An avid writer fluent in everything Marvel, Adya Godboley is a content writer for Fandomwire. She is currently doing her Bachelor's of Arts in English Honours. Adya likes to read a lot and it would not be a surprise to see her spend her entire day playing Genshin Impact. Her articles range from Marvel, DC and movies to Mental Health Awareness.