Star Wars Social Media Goes “Sixteen Candles” Re Hayden Christensen

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I can’t believe this. They #$@#%$%$ forgot my birthday.

This past Saturday was Hayden Christensen’s 33rd birthday and while I don’t note birthdays on the site, I have been for the past year or so on the SWPAS Facebook page.

The official @starwars Twitter account usually acknowledges the birthdays of various Star Wars alumni but it didn’t mention Hayden at all on April 19. Neither did the U.S. official Star Wars Facebook page. Starwars.com did as well as the foreign language official Star Wars sites on Facebook. Nothing changed on Saturday, not even after I tweeted them and after Barbara from Hayden Fan News bugged them too. Maybe some of you did as well. But as of April 21, there’s been no apology, no belated acknowledgement, no nothing. Official Star Wars fandom social media totally blew it off.

The fact that they were at WonderCon is no excuse. There really weren’t more than a handful of tweets from the con on @starwars and most of those were of cosplayers on the floor. The Rebels panel was being covered by IGN and other fan sources. You mean to tell me they were sooooo busy they couldn’t remember the guy who starred in two of the films and played the saga’s most pivotal character thus far? Please. What’s the over/under they’d forget say, Harrison Ford if San Diego Comic Con was going on the same time? Even if they did, they’d get flooded with fans saying, “Hey, dude, you forgot” and I bet they’d quickly rectify it.

Forgetting something like this might seem like a small thing and I doubt Hayden’s crying in his beer over it. But it’s a small thing that has added up time and time again over the lack of respect official fandom has for the prequels, the folks in it, and the fans who love them.

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13 Responses to “Star Wars Social Media Goes “Sixteen Candles” Re Hayden Christensen”

  1. peacetrainjedi Says:

    To quote another Skywalker: “It just isn’t fair!”
    I’m sure Hayden had a good time though. :)
    And just a few days ago at the Beijing film festival, he was reportedly lookin’ “like a million bucks.” (or would that be republic credits?)

    http://media.justjared.com/photo-gallery/3093755/hayden-christensen-looks-so-handsome-in-tuxedo-beijing-film-festival-09/fullsize/

    • lazypadawan Says:

      LOL, Just Jared has the worst man crush on him. But hey, at least I can find out what Hayden’s up to.

  2. M. Marshall Says:

    They made no mention of it on Instagram and Tumblr either, yet they made sure of mentioning Billy Dee Williams’ b-day and what movies has he been in lately?

  3. Ruth Nagarya Says:

    I was not pleased about that either and wondered..so THANK YOU ! Hayden will always be my favorite actor!

  4. Kenny Kraly Jr Says:

    That’s very odd why would The official Star Wars Social Media Site not post anything about Hayden Christensen’s birthday yesterday? They posted it on the international SW FB pages but not the U.S.? I don’t get that at all. They should acknowledge all the birthdays of the cast members from all 6 movies and not forget anyone.

  5. Adam D. Bram (The Nilbog) Says:

    Boo-urns.

  6. PrinceOfNaboo Says:

    Well, I gave up on Lucasfilm when they totally ignored AOTC’s tenth anniversary in 2012. Inexcusable.

    I think we have to accept that they’re either incompetent or hateboyish. Probably both.

  7. RK Says:

    They are totally nuts…Hayden Christensen is such a hottie!!

    • PrinceOfNaboo Says:

      Even if Hayden Christensen was ugly as hell, it would still be very impolite to ignore him like that.

  8. lovelucas Says:

    I appreciate you and Barbara carrying the flag. But it’s just another indication – make that validation – that whatever/whoever runs Star Wars – Disney, Lucasfilm, the official site, the mag, anyone who calls the shots – are not giving a fig about anything prequel and especially the guy most closely identified with them. But tell me……Ewan’s birthday was just a few weeks before – was that one forgotten? oh oh ooh ooh. Obi-Wan is hallowed ground, no matter who plays him. and I do love the character, and I do love Ewan but harking back to your original article – It’s Just Not Fair. The worst part is knowing this is all part of kissing the collective ass of the OT and the fanboys

  9. ladylavinia1932 Says:

    All I can say is . . .

    Happy Birthday, Hayden!!

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