TWITTER SUSPENDS TORONTO MAN FOR HOPING STAR WARS CHARACTER ‘DIES PAINFULLY’

All the hype for the new Star Wars character dubbed "Baby Yoda" irked Will Sloan, a Toronto-based podcaster, so he tweeted his displeasure and it led to him being flagged by Twitter for harassment.

TORONTO — Will Sloan didn’t care much for the new Star Wars character fans have dubbed “Baby Yoda.”

The tiny character appears on Disney+’s “The Mandalorian” show, and its cuddly appearance is saturating pop culture news.

But all of this hype irked Sloan, a Toronto-based podcaster, so he tweeted his displeasure and it led to him being flagged by Twitter for harassment.

Sloan got pushed over the edge by a Facebook tease for Esquire magazine’s Baby Yoda article, which reads: “The Mandalorian has made Baby Yoda an icon of purity — a rare moment where we cross the internet aisle to simply say, ‘This is good.’”

So out of frustration, last Thursday, Sloan jokingly tweeted at the magazine: “I actually hope he dies painfully.”

Within 15 or 20 minutes, he said Twitter sent him a notification claiming he violated its rules against abuse and harassment.

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