CAUTION: READ THIS WITH EXTREME SKEPTICISM
I have to put that disclaimer up, because this is so bizarre, that I can’t be sure that I’m interpreting what I’m seeing correctly, or indeed, if it’s even real. So please be certain to do your own research to either confirm or debunk this, because I could be in error here.
There are some who feel that politics aren’t an issue within Lucasfilm. That criticism of SJWs and/or feminists, just makes fans look bad, and that we’re getting into tin foil hat stuff here.
Well, let’s take a look at the Twitter feed of the current Brand Communications Manager of the Lucasfilm Story Group, Pablo Hidalgo.
— René (@rcmoya84) May 1, 2018
Here’s a screen cap:
Later, another person in that same thread asked:
Are you advocating killing people you disagree with politically?
— Owen Frederick (@owenfonline) May 1, 2018
To which Pablo replied:
Oh of course not. Just the rich.
— Pablo Hidalgo’s Online Tweeting Account (@pablohidalgo) May 1, 2018
He doesn’t specify if the “rich” include the wealthy upper management working within the higher levels of Lucasfilm and/or Disney. Does George Lucas, Dave Iger, or Kathleen Kennedy qualify as “rich” to Pablo? Does Harrison Ford qualify as “rich” given his reportedly hefty payday for The Force Awakens? Only Pablo knows at this point.
But I want to point out here, that the guy who might want to kill the “rich,” is the same man in charge of writing Star Wars stories for what Freddie Prinze Jr. might refer to as a younger “demographic.”
Now, it’s entirely possible, that I’m making a terrible mistake here, and that this isn’t the same Pablo Hidalgo of the Lucasfilm Story Group, but I see that Mark Hamill is following him, so I don’t know what other Pablo Hidalgo it would be.
Plus, Freddie Prinze Jr. tweeted to this Pablo Hidalgo account, in the initial tweet that started the recent online firestorm with him:
— Freddie Prinze Jr (@RealFPJr) April 9, 2018
It’s possible that this is all just a big inside joke that I’m not privy to, that maybe this is some sort of satirical Twitter account. If so, I’ll be happy to make updates to this blog post in the interest of accuracy as new information comes in.
But this is so off the wall, so outlandish, that again I strongly encourage everyone who reads this to do their own research to verify or debunk this, just in case I happen to be in error here.
Here’s a full screencap:
SC Reviews comments on this story:
Some are attempting to play this off as a joke from Pablo, or the original Tweeter. I’m sure that’s how Pablo will play this off if forced to confront it.
But many who do interpret Pablo’s post as some kind of joke likely don’t fully understand the historical significance of May Day, and why the original poster would add the caption, “May Day just got real” to the image.
I also have to wonder about the following potential scenario. Suppose if someone were to grab that very same guillotine image from Pablo’s retweet. Suppose that person Photoshopped Rose Tico into that same image getting beheaded. Would the very same people who are passing Pablo’s retweeted post off as a joke, also interpret a beheaded Rose Tico image as a joke?
After the dust up over Ethan Van Sciver’s very popular Soylo T-Shirt, Pablo Hidalgo had this to say about this blog post:
Just to clarify a misunderstanding, that was not a joke about beheading rich people. https://t.co/YKmQ1ke62m
— Pablo Hidalgo’s Online Tweeting Account (@pablohidalgo) May 13, 2018
Ethan Van Sciver comments: