SPOILER ALERT. This post contains spoilers for Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. But if you haven't seen this movie yet, you might as well accept you never will.
Writer Sarah Jeong recently watched all three Star Wars prequels for work. (Let's hope she was well-paid.) Seeing these movies for the first time since childhood, she noticed a lot of plot holes she never had before—the biggest of which relates to Padmé Amidala (Natalie Portman) and her ill-fated pregnancy.
In Revenge of the Sith, it is Anakin Skywalker's premonition that Padmé will die in childbirth that drives him to accept the dark side and become Darth Vader. Of course, it is this very decision that ends up causing her death (of sadness or something), leading to a tragic ending that would be worthy of Shakespeare if it made sense.
But as Jeong pointed out in a viral Twitter rant, Padmé's life would never have been in danger if she had had access to basic women's healthcare. But apparently, being a galactic senator (and former planet queen) in a hyper-futuristic universe doesn't include that in its benefits package.
This is a really good point. How could nobody know she was having twins? Was Jar Jar her doula?
Jeong's tweets quickly went viral. Many Twitter users were on her side.
But of course, a lot of die-hard prequelheads found Jeong's lack of faith disturbing.
And Jeong was more than happy to go toe-to-toe with these Sith Rights Activists.
It's sad that after a decade, some nerds still can't handle people criticizing the prequels.