Monday, November 28, 2016

Mark Hamill Blasts Trump’s Cabinet: ‘It’s a Who’s-Who of Really Despicable People’ - The Daily Beast

Mark Hamill Blasts Trump’s Cabinet: ‘It’s a Who’s-Who of Really Despicable People’ - The Daily Beast

“I’m in total denial,” says Mark Hamill, Star Wars’ iconic Luke Skywalker, in a phone interview promoting his new hosting gig on Pop Culture Quest, a geekery-fueled Comic Con HQ showcase for fans, famous figures, and their massive memorabilia collections. “I’m glad I have [the show] to take my mind off what’s going on. Because if you look at what’s being assembled for our government it’s like, yikes. It’s a who’s-who of really despicable people.”
That “who’s who” is President-elect Trump’s list of preferred White House staff and cabinet appointments, a list that has dredged up names associated with extreme anti-Semitism, racism, and homophobia. In the wake of the election, some fans have turned to Star Wars to grasp for comparisons, settling on figures like Emperor Palpatine and Darth Vader as analogues for the new regime.

  

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