So Mark Hamill Just Said Luke Skywalker Might Be Gay
“Mmm, strong, muscular arms, you have. Swipe left, glad I did not.”
Last week, J.J. Abrams told The Daily Beast point blank that “of course” Star Wars will include gay characters. And while everyone just assumed that meant Finn and Poe because those bros want each other hard, Mark Hamill has stepped into the ring and said, “Hey, maybe it’s Luke Skywalker.” So now would be a good time to take cover. Via Mashable:
“Fans are writing and ask all these questions, ‘I’m bullied in school… I’m afraid to come out’. They say to me, ‘Could Luke be gay?’ I’d say it is meant to be interpreted by the viewer,” he told The Sun.
“If you think Luke is gay, of course he is,” Hamill continued. “You should not be ashamed of it. Judge Luke by his character, not by who he loves.”
Hamill then took it a step further by personally responding to a fan on Twitter with this answer:
His sexuality is never directly addressed in the films. Luke is whatever the audience wants him to be, so you can decide for yourself. All the best, mh
Of course, this raises questions about why Luke Skywalker spent two movies (and let’s keep it real, the opening of Jedi) wanting to bang his own sister, and I think the answer is pretty obvious: This here’s incest-washing! Used to be a man could fall in love with his kin and raise a deformed family in the woods, but now we’re in Obama’s America and everything’s gotta be queer this and queer that. Whatever happened to The Bible? And space movies where blonde fellers kiss their princess sisters on the lips? #MakeAmericaIncestAgain