Ever since they were first teased in the gorgeous BTS footage that premiered at D23, The Last Jedi’s porgs have been the source of some very cuddly controversy. Some fans have decried them as nothing more than a ploy to sell toys, comparing the feathery critters to the Return of the Jedi’s much maligned Ewoks. That said, many other fans (like us here at Nerdist) think Ewoks are amazing and have been loving the fan fervor over the Star Wars universe’s new fuzzy friends. The internet finally lost its collective minds Tuesday morning when the official Star Wars Twitter account announced not one, not two, but FOUR brand new porg-centric hashtags and accompanying emoji. We’ve kindly rounded up some of the best reactions for your perusing pleasure.
Star Wars: #TheLastJedi emojis are here! Loyal #BB8. Sinister #BB9E. Lovable #Porgs. Which will you use first? pic.twitter.com/G7uvwBn7t0
— Star Wars (@starwars) November 28, 2017
The one tweet that started it all. Thank you, Star Wars Twitter gods. We beseech you.
I’m so sorry
— Rian Johnson (@rianjohnson) November 28, 2017
Old Rian “Love to Troll My Fans” Johnson was at it again, pretend-apologizing for his cute creations whilst doing a live chat where he talked about his love for porgs and their passionate following.
#PorgNation we march at dawn starting at city hall
— Ash Crossan (@AshCrossan) November 28, 2017
One of the original Porg Nation founders Ash Crossan was already planning the next part of the porg nation invasion.
This is my favorite movie mash-up artwork #porgnation pic.twitter.com/VHPsbuHESJ
— Cassandravr🌙 (@Casheets) November 28, 2017
This Twitter user shared one of our favorite pieces of porg pop culture mashup with @800Prods gorgeous Totoro/TLJ fanart.
Watch out Rian. Your creations could take an unexpected and creepy turn if not property curated!! Don’t let this be your legacy!! #PorgNation pic.twitter.com/oqL34MWXwV
— Jeff Urbanchuk (@jurbanchuk) November 28, 2017
Not everyone is a fan of the porgs, though, as this twitter user showcased, warning Rian against the dangers of your own creations being taken away from you and turned into something terrifying. We refute this allegation though because Wicket rules and Ewoks Battle for Endor is a misunderstood classic.
we are the #Porg
resistance is futile
you will be assimilated https://t.co/wrFbH6ECUT
— Chuck Wendig (@ChuckWendig) November 28, 2017
Star Wars: Aftermath author Chuck Wendig chimed in, showing his undying and slightly scary support for the newly founded Porg Nation.
I’m sure you’re all expecting me to post about the #porg emoji, but I’m not going to. There’s more to me than #porgs, guys. You’ve all just got #porgs on the brain.
— Matt Martin (@missingwords) November 28, 2017
Lucasfilm’s own Matt Martin was quick to deny any porg thoughts, whilst tweeting incessantly about those very thoughts. Very cute Matt. We see you.
*to the tune of Rihanna’s Work*
Porg porg porg porg porg porg
— Jamie McKelvie (@McKelvie) November 28, 2017
Comics superstar Jamie McKelvie offered up this catchy mash-up of Rihanna’s seminal classic Work /or should we say Porg.
Everything changed when the #PorgNation attacked pic.twitter.com/3bSxhrPQR5
— Tamar Herman (@TamarWrites) November 28, 2017
Nice subtle Avatar nod there, Tamar. We’re digging it. And dreaming of that eventual crossover.
I call this a ‘porgasboard’ #porg #porgs #porglife pic.twitter.com/dRsiizIEy1
— Chris Tilly (@TillyTweets) November 17, 2017
Fandom’s Chris Tilly got a good porg pun in whilst showcasing some seriously porgtastic fanart. #porgasboard
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— Oh My Disney (@OhMyDisney) November 28, 2017
Someone was gunna do it and Oh My Disney got there first with this certified proof that 280 characters can only ever be a good thing.
Who would win #Porg pic.twitter.com/HWSxKvZ9YE
— Netflix US (@netflix) November 28, 2017
Netflix was trying to start some cute critter beef with this Dart v. The Porgs tweet. Our money is on the porgs. They’ve got those cute dead eyes that just won’t quit.
Share some of your fav porg thoughts, tweets, poems and songs in the comments!
Featured image: Lucasfilm/Disney
More from #Porgnation!
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