Mark Hamill recently clarified why he liked a controversial JK Rowling tweet via Out. This marked the second time that something like this has happened. When the Star Wars star liked a tweet the other day, he didn’t think he’d become a part of a controversy. Fans of the actor noticed that Hamill had liked a tweet from controversial and transphobic author JK Rowling.
In the tweet, Rowling had taken a screenshot of a tweet from trans broadcaster India Willoughby.
“I’m more of a woman than JK Rowling will ever be.”
Rowling added the comment, “citation needed.”
When fans saw that Hamill had liked Rowling’s tweets, they immediately begun to question why. Now, Hamill has clarified, saying that he meant to show support for Willoughby, not Rowling.
“What I ‘liked’ about this exchange was someone speaking their truth to power,” he replied. “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.”