It never fails — something good happens and someone on the Internet has to be snarky about it.
In this case, it’s the fact that terminally ill “Star Wars” fan Daniel Fleetwood has died. The 32-year-old cancer sufferer was able to screen Episode VII, “The Force Awakens,” last Thursday (Nov. 5) after a fan campaign called #ForceforDaniel, which was supported by “Star Wars” actors Mark Hamill, Peter Mayhew and John Boyega, got Disney’s attention. They arranged for a screening of the new JJ Abrams movie, thus fulfilling Fleetwood’s dying wish.
But “Jeopardy!” champ Ken Jennings, who holds the show’s longest win streak record, had this to say about it on Twitter: “It can’t be a good sign that every fan who has seen the new Star Wars movie died shortly thereafter.”
Most of his Twitter followers think it was a pretty good joke, but some find the joke in poor taste.