Even with the investigation still underway into Wednesday’s attack on the U.S. Capitol by President Donald Trump’s supporters, there’s one thing you can be sure about: Chewbacca had nothing to do with it.
Photos of the rioters that appeared online showed a reported QAnon enthusiast named Jake Angeli wearing a strange Viking-like getup that inspired jokes the outfit was a “Chewbacca bikini.”
Soon, the “Star Wars” character was trending on social media.
Plenty of people loved it, apparently thinking “Chewbacca bikini” was appropriately demeaning for a member of the mob.
However, as Uproxx points out, “Star Wars” fans had a different take.
Many “Star Wars” fans defended Chewie on Twitter, not wanting the lovable, furry-faced hero from a galaxy far, far away to be linked to Trump-supporting rioters and mayhem that left four people dead.
The overall message was simple: “Stop calling that Trump terrorist ‘Chewbacca.’”
See the tweets below: