Kristal Foster’s 5-year-old daughter was teased when she wore the Darth Vader shoes she had selected to school and a boy told her that Star Wars was for “boys only.” The little girl told him that Star Wars was for girls, too, but the incident shook her confidence enough that she asked her mom about it that evening.
Rather than reassure her daughter alone, Foster decided to consult the ultimate expert on all things Star Wars: Luke Skywalker.
“My 5 year old daughter picked these shoes, and a boy at school said Star Wars is for boys. She said Star Wars is for girls too. What do you think @HamillHimself ?”@kristalfstr via Twitter
And because he is every bit the Jedi that he portrays on screen, Hamill managed to find this lone tweet among the hundreds or thousands he receives every day and crafted the perfect response.
Sometimes boys can be such stuck-up, half-witted, scruffy-looking nerfherders!@HamillHimself via Twitter
Hamill followed that up by collecting many of the wonderful photos of little girls cosplaying as Star Wars characters people had posted to his wall over the years.
Hamill has personal experience with stuck-up, half-witted, scruffy-looking nerfherders, as a group of maladjusted men also thought that Star Wars was “boys only” to the point where they petitioned Disney to remove The Last Jedi from theaters and from Star Wars canon, and then make a new version where Luke was the hero of the story instead of Rey. They felt the franchised had been ruined in order to accommodate “diversity” at the expense of the “real fans.”
Unfortunately, Disney was unable to hear the cries of the man-child who organized this petition over the sound of their accountants counting the $1.3 billion in box office sales The Last Jedi amassed in its initial release.