Though Star Wars fans have bullied Daisy Ridley and Kelly Marie Tran off social media, The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson manages to keep his head held high on the internet. Just in, conservative critic Ben Shapiro had decided to trash The Last Jedi in a recent tweet, and Johnson had the perfect comeback.
When Shapiro had decided to post, “No matter who wins tomorrow, let's all remember the most important thing: The Last Jedi is a terrible movie,” on his Twitter, Johnson replied:
For context, Shapiro had become the butt of the joke a few months ago when he decided to criticize Cardi B’s song WAP (which stands for Wet Ass P*ssy). He had said, “As I also discussed on the show, my only real concern is that the women involved -- who apparently require a "bucket and a mop" -- get the medical care they require. My doctor wife's differential diagnosis: bacterial vaginosis, yeast infection, or trichomonis.”
While Shapiro may have thought that the tweet sounded clever, it could be read that he has no idea what female arousal is and the concept of a WAP to him is alien; so Johnson’s comeback bringing that back after all this time is nothing short of perfect. It’s a very layered joke, but you have to appreciate the retort.
For now, fans are still wondering if Rian Johnson will ever come back to Star Wars for his trilogy, and hopefully Lucasfilm decides to push forward with him. While there are some very vocal The Last Jedi haters, a lot of people believe that Johnson really understood the core things of Star Wars that made the franchise great—unlike what happened with the panderfest that was The Rise of Skywalker.
In the meantime, you can catch The Mandalorian Season 2 now on Disney+.