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Why are people mad at Lucasfilm’s Pablo Hidalgo?

‘Star Wars’ Twitter went into a frenzy over Pablo Hidalgo’s tweets.

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“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” First Order hangar.
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“Star Wars” fans have called out Lucasfilm executive Pablo Hidalgo, who reportedly joked about and trolled a “Star Wars” YouTube personality over sharing his reactions on social media to “The Mandalorian.”

So what happened?

The controversy began when “Star Wars” YouTube personality Star Wars Theory posted a video of himself reacting to “The Mandalorian” Season 2 finale. Twitter screenshots show Pablo Hidalgo reacting to the video, saying “emotions are not sharing.”

  • Hidalgo later deleted the tweet. Then, he made it his Twitter coverage image.

The Star Wars Theory Twitter account later shared what happened:

  • “Pablo Hidalgo is chiming in on this thread which is making fun of me for being emotional over Luke Skywalker. I don’t mind trolls, but I can’t see what he’s said, and I’d hate to believe he would join in as a Lucasfilm official. Can someone who can see, screenshot his replies?”
  • “Well here it is. Basically Pablo validating that post and undermining my emotions. Expected more from someone so high up at Lucasfilm,” he tweeted.

Fans react to the news:

“Star Wars” fans reacted to Hidalgo’s tweets, calling for him to be fired from the company. Others questioned why Hidalgo, who is with Lucasfilm, would make fun of a fan for sharing his reaction.

Hidalgo has not issued a statement about the Twitter controversy.

Hidalgo has crafted a number of “Star Wars” projects as a creative executive and author currently working for Lucasfilm within the Lucasfilm Story Group. He has written a number of guides and character-based books for Lucasfilm.

The controversy has been mostly segmented to Twitter, so it’s unclear how big of an issue this will be for “Star Wars” fans.