Star Wars Legend Mark Hamill Deletes Facebook Account In Protest

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January 13, 2020  08:07 PM



It looks like Star Wars legend Mark Hamill has decided to delete his Facebook account.

According to a report by BBC, Star Wars staple Mark Hamill has just deleted his account on Facebook, lambasting the social media site’s political ads policy. Posting on Twitter after taking down his account, the actor expressed his disappointment in Facebook chief Mark Zuckerbuger for valuing profit over truthfulness.

“So disappointed that #MarkZuckerberg values profit more than truthfulness that I've decided to delete my @Facebook account. I know this is a big "Who Cares?" for the world at large, but I'll sleep better at night,” the Star Wars actor explained in his post on Twitter.

This might come as a major surprise to fans. Hamill has always been active on social media, pulling pranks on Star Wars fans and sharing different parts of history of the franchises that he’s been in. While fans can still enjoy Hamill’s wit and humor on Twitter, it’s a bit of a shock to see him take leave from Facebook.

Facebook has decided against commenting on Hamill’s post, however, the company has defended its policy in a separate post last week.

"In the absence of regulation, Facebook and other companies are left to design their own policies," wrote Rob Leathern, Facebook's director of product management. "We have based ours on the principle that people should be able to hear from those who wish to lead them, warts and all, and that what they say should be scrutinised and debated in public."

We’re not sure whether or not Hamill will return to Facebook anytime soon, but for now, there’s still Twitter. We respect the Star Wars legends’ choice to make a stand against Facebook’s political ad policies.

Hamill appears in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker which is currently screening in cinemas.

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