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Lucasfilm Exec Pablo Hidalgo Apologizes for Tweet Belittling ‘Star Wars’ Fan

Lead Photo: Art by Stephany Torres for Remezcla
Art by Stephany Torres for Remezcla
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When a popular YouTuber known as Toos live-streamed a video of himself crying while watching the season 2 finale of The Mandalorian, it was evident how much the Star Wars franchise meant to him.

“Thank you, Lucasfilm,” he says, as reported by Variety. “This was what the little six-year-old in me wanted to see.”

While it may not have been surprising to see some trolls on Twitter ridicule him for showing some serious emotions while watching the show, it was shocking when Chilean-Canadian Lucasfilm creative executive Pablo Hidalgo posted to Twitter that “emotions are not for sharing” regarding Toos’ video.

Toos, who goes by @SWTheory66 on Twitter, viewed Hidalgo’s tweet as unacceptable “for someone so high up at Lucasfilm.” At this point, Hidalgo had deleted the tweet, but had added a screenshot of it as the banner of his Twitter profile.

Then came Hidalgo’s apology, which referred to his original, deleted tweet as “sarcastic self-mockery.”

His apology, however, came after Toos had posted a YouTube video explaining why Luke Skywalker, who appears at the end of The Mandalorian final episode, means so much to him.

“Luke Skywalker to me was a beacon of hope through chemo, through kids bullying me…any hardship I had in life,” he says in the video. “He was my stronghold. For [Hidalgo] to belittle that, it’s very unprofessional.”