Over the weekend, actor Mark Hamill, mocked pro-life advocates in the wake of the Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade, catalyzing them to fire back hard.
Hamill, whose fame is dependent on his career as Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars franchise films, taunted pro-life advocates by tweeting a picture of The Joker from Batman and his lover, Harley Quinn.
“We will adopt your baby,” Hamill tweeted with the picture.
We Will Adopt Your Baby pic.twitter.com/IP4YC54YYa
— Mark Hamill (@MarkHamill) July 2, 2022
Hamill’s taunt engendered responses such as these:
It's easy for Mark Hamill to mock religious conservatives who want to adopt children. But does he make fun of his colleagues in Hollywood who do the same?
Adoption is a gift for many adults & children
Shame on anyone who belittles adoption to score points in the abortion debate pic.twitter.com/RM182Ub1bD
— Joel M. Petlin (@Joelmpetlin) July 3, 2022
— Rebecca Downs (@RebeccaRoseGold) July 3, 2022
Learning Luke Skywalker is a tone deaf a-hole is in no way a surprise if you understand the Jedi. https://t.co/lhK5NPWZz2
— Ben Domenech (@bdomenech) July 3, 2022
The fixation on this is super weird because "we will adopt your baby" is a statement directly tied to choice. They are asking women to choose to not abort by offering to adopt their baby. This doesn't contradict the system of choice – it operates within its boundaries. https://t.co/XVr4TakRbq
— Noam Blum (@neontaster) July 2, 2022
This is… Really bad. https://t.co/ZhLePUixND
— Larry O'Connor (@LarryOConnor) July 3, 2022
Mocking those offering to adopt children rather than celebrating their killing. This is what you have become. https://t.co/IKbYFGT9B7
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) July 3, 2022
The New York Post reported in 2016 that Maegan Chen, then 30, a former adult movie star, was suing in a California court to establish paternity, saying Hamill’s son Nathan, then 37, fathered the child and joined Hamill and his wife Marilou to pressure Chen to have an abortion.
“Mark Hamill told me that I shouldn’t bring a child into the world that nobody wants,” Chen told The Post, adding that Mark Hamill told her Nathan was “not ready to be a father.”
Chen said Nathan Hamill told her to end the pregnancy; she took two pills in order to do so, but they didn’t work. Chen showed the Post a text message after the pills failed that allegedly was sent by Nathan Hamill that stated, “If you keep it, we won’t hang out anymore.”
Other alleged texts from Nathan Hamill Chen shared:
“No money from a trust fund and no money from my parents. And you could be paying me child support if I have custody.”
“Just told my dad. My mom is really upset now. Today’s been a nightmare. I don’t know how I’m gonna last in this house with my family until July.”
Chen said she visited the Hamills in London and that Marilou Hamill arranged a medical appointment for her.
“I thought I was going to get an ultrasound of the baby, not a referral for an abortion,” she stated, adding that when she refused and returned to the United States, she received an email from an account linked to Mark Hamill written by Marilou, the CFO of Hamill’s production company, “Meagan, you blew it. … I don’t want you to think this is a money making endeavor because you will be extremely disappointed.”
A spokesman for the Hamills told the Post, “This matter is of a sensitive nature, as well as confidential, and as such, the Hamill family is unable to provide a comment at this time.”
Chen’s daughter Autumn was born on October 31, 2016, Radar Online reported in May 2017, adding, “On March 13, 2017, Nathan filed court documents in Clark County, Nevada, attempting to put the matter to rest legally.”
Chen stated, “Nathan originally told me he’d pay $500 a month in child support. Now he has blocked me on social media and blocked my email and phone number. … I have only seen him in court.”
“He is trying to run me down financially,” she claimed. “I had to sell my dog and cats, piano, and camera equipment just to pay for baby supplies and her stroller. … Whatever the court says is fair for child support, I’m fine with. But I want Nathan to put Autumn under his insurance. He needs to be responsible.
“As for Nathan, he’s claimed in court papers obtained by Radar that Chen lives in Nevada and is attempting to maintain a residence in California in order to get more money,” Radar Online reported.