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Letter to Disney regarding Pablo Hidalgo’s trolling and bullying Star Wars fans such as Star Wars Theory

I am dismayed at the disrespectful conduct of Pablo Hidalgo toward Star Wars Theory and other fans. Fans who cried when they saw Luke Skywalker serene and empowered by the force, gentle and confident, the embodiment of indomitable will and undying hope. I am a retired senior systems administrator at Tufts University. I was 18 when I walked 5 miles to the theater to see Star Wars. Luke Skywalker represented the hope which is the spirit of unspiritual conditions. We hated the three sequels because they mocked and deconstructed the symbols of hope and good, Luke Skywalker became a bitter alcoholic jerk. Han and Leia were a failed Senator and a failed smuggler who had a failed marriage and raised a monster, the next Darth Vader wanna-be. That hurts so many people. There was a lack of attention to continuity and world building, to the extent that the main villain, Snoke, and Hero, Rey, had no set origin story and no plotted arc.

The Mandalorian finale was glorious. Tightly plotted, original, using fanservice where it was earned through plot and worldbuilding and characterization. And when Luke Skywalker appeared, I cried. And when lil Baby Grogu had to say goodbye and go to Space College, I cried.

I’ve been isolated alone at home for nine months. The only way to share those happy emotions was via youtube. And 30,000 people watching with Star Wars Theory in real time knew he didn’t prewatch and then fake-emote. What a terrible thread for Pablo Hidalgo to endorse.

It might pass but Mr. Hidalgo has previously trolled fans with hurtful, racist, and sexist tropes.

Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni miraculously healed the divisions created by the failures of the last three Skywalker movies and Solo. There was universal love and acceptance of the Disney takeover now following the glorious Disney Mandalorian finale. For a few days until Mr. Hidalgo decided to blow that up with a gratuitous attack on one of Star Wars best known and most reasonable and best respected fans.

In one sentence, Hidalgo took a billion dollars off the value of the Star Wars franchise.

Are you okay with that?

I’m not calling for Mr. Hidalgo to be fired. But he should not be dealing with the public as a public face of the Star Wars story, ever again.

Is it time for everyone to cancel Disney plus?

I’m still on the fence.

A non-apology apology from Mr. Hidalgo giving a disingenuous remark that this comment was meant to mean the exact opposite of what he plainly said is not an apology. It’s the opposite.

Thank you for your attention. I look forward to your reply.

Copyright © 2020 Henry Edward Hardy

Variety: How a Lucasfilm Exec’s Tweet Reopened the Wounds of ‘The Last Jedi’ Lucasfilm’s Pablo Hidalgo apologized for tweeting “emotions are not to be shared” in a thread about a Star Wars fan’s emotional reaction to “The Mandalorian.” But the damage had been done. By Adam B. Vary

30 December, 2020 - Posted by | bully, Hidalgo, Mandalorian, media, scanlyze, troll, unprofessional | , , , , , , ,

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