Mark Hamill said he came this close to playing a cruel, President Donald Trump-themed prank on April Fools’ Day.
But the “Star Wars” actor said he ultimately decided not to tweet a spoof screenshot of a news report saying Trump had resigned, so he posted it on Twitter later in the evening on Wednesday instead.
“I downloaded this headline yesterday before I decided not to participate in #AprilFoolsDay but didn’t want it to go to waste,” he tweeted.
In an earlier tweet, Hamill explained why he believed April Fools’ ― which saw a dearth of pranks this year amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic ― is “our worst ‘holiday.’”
“It encourages lying for fun, gives people a pass on mean pranks at the expense of others & there’s no coloring of eggs or exchange of gifts or candy whatsoever,” wrote Hamill, a fierce critic of Trump and his administration’s haphazard handling of the public health crisis.
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