Chewbacca isn’t the biggest fan of the TSA.
Peter Mayhew, the actor who played Chewie in the Star Wars films, was recently stopped by the TSA while he was going through security in Denver.
Mayhew uses a lightsaber-style cane but the TSA officials at the airport thought that his walking stick looked to dangerous to continue down the terminal.
But Chewie wasn’t about to leave his campaign behind. The actor argued with officials and posted several photos to Twitter to shame the TSA for confiscating his famous cane.
Eventually Mayhew and the power of social media were able to convince the TSA to release the lightsaber.
Mayhew wrote: Giant man need giant cane.. small cane snap like toothpick…. besides.. my light saber cane is just cool.. I would miss it… Magic words to TSA are not “please” or “thank you”.. It’s “Twitter”.. cane released to go home.”
Mayhew made sure to point out that his problems at the airport were caused by the TSA and not be American Airlines. The actor said that AA heard about the debacle and made sure to check up on him when he got on the plane.
— Peter Mayhew (@TheWookieeRoars) June 3, 2013
Chewbacca and the TSA may have had a little argument over a lightsaber but the fiasco was nothing compared to Chewie’s ongoing beef with Harrison Ford…