HOT TAKES, May the 4th Edition: Alabama Public Health Enlists Darth Vader to Push Mask Wearing

Tuesday was May 4th, a special day in the Star Wars galaxy. It’s the day that everyone wishes people “May the 4th be with you” and has lots of fun celebrating the series in some way.

Here’s a little bit of the fun.

Rogue One has The Best Darth Vader Scene in all of Star Wars.

#StarWarsDay #MayThe4thBeWithYou

— In My Mind (@MeAloneInMyMind) May 4, 2021

Throwback to when our Star Wars friends visited headquarters 😅

— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) May 4, 2021

One more. ❤️ The force is strong in our family. #MayThe4thBeWithYou

— Laura Bailey (@LauraBaileyVO) May 5, 2021

When you cash the parlay on May

— The Action Network (@ActionNetworkHQ) May 4, 2021

2016: A New Hope
2020: The Empire Strikes Back
2024: The Return of The MAGA???#MayThe4thBeWithYou

— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) May 4, 2021

But the folks at the Alabama Public Health Twitter tried to use the day to push mask-wearing. It did not go well.

Darth Vader wears a mask to help himself. Thank you for continuing to #WearAMask to help those around you. #MayThe4thBeWithYou

— Alabama Public Health (@ALPublicHealth) May 4, 2021

Now, what this revealed is that the person behind the Twitter account hasn’t watched Star Wars or has missed a few critical points.

First of all, making your mask hero a genocidal killer probably isn’t the best idea. He killed kids, used the force to choke people, blew up a planet, and chopped off his son’s hand – and those are just some of the many evils he perpetrated. But hey, I guess he did manage to end the climate crisis on Alderaan, that planet he blew up.

Alabama Public Health made it pretty clear that they don’t know Vader’s history and don’t know about the redemption scene with Darth Vader and his son, Luke Skywalker.

— Dr. Nickarama (@nickaramaOG) May 5, 2021

Although the mask was necessary for Vader’s life because of his severe injuries, Vader regarded the mask as a prison. All he wanted to do, as he died, was to get the mask off, so he could look on the face of his son without the mask and regain his humanity. I’m just guessing that’s not the message that the Public Health folks are meaning to send?

Just as a matter of fact, Alabama no longer has a mask mandate, though it was just lifted in Montgomery County offices that still had it – so I’m not sure what the Public Health folks were going for with the tweet.

The Public Health account got ratioed into next week with the responses, both for being completely wrong about everything Star Wars and for misunderstanding Darth Vader big time.

He also chopped of his son’s hand, murdered dozens of younglings and was the strongman for the most tyrannical regime in the history of the galaxy.

Also his last words were asking his son to take off his mask.

— Dave Rubin (@RubinReport) May 4, 2021

Jason Voorhees wore a mask. Why can’t you do the same.

-Alabama Public Health

— The Dank Knight 🦇 (@capeandcowell) May 5, 2021

He slaughtered children. Ravaged entire civilizations. And his final request while seeking redemption was, “Luke, help me take this mask off.”#MayTheFourthBeWithYou

— Steve Deace (@SteveDeaceShow) May 5, 2021

Here’s more of Vader doing his part to eliminate COVID

— funny cheez man (@CheezNG) May 4, 2021

Sadly, the filtered mask as worn by Vader here is considered a health risk and is not recommended. Ironically, he would not be allowed access to Disney stores or the theme park and would also be excluded from shopping at the Apple Store. #TheMoreYouKnow #MayThe4thBeWithYou

— Perch (@ComicPerch) May 5, 2021

Not sure what they expected, but I’m guessing this wasn’t it. Or, is it that there is no such thing as bad publicity?

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