Chewbacca Mom Backlash Begins: Zach Braff, Joe Carnahan Tee Off on Facebook Star

“You can adequately pass or fail an entire society based on nothing more than their collective interest in Chewbacca Mom,” “Smokin’ Aces” director says

Last Updated: July 11, 2016 @ 4:42 PM

It was only a matter of time. Chewbacca Mom went viral again, but this time not everyone’s charmed.

“No. One. Cares. What. Chewbacca. Mom. Thinks,” said one Twitter user emphatically.

Candace Payne, best known for a Facebook livestream in which she tries on a toy “Star Wars” Chewbacca mask, began trending on social media Monday after she posted her version of Michael Jackson’s “Heal the World” in response to recent police shootings of black men and an attack on Dallas police.

While some praised her singing voice and positivity, others thought her antics represented a distraction from the real issues of violence in the U.S.

“Chewbacca mom is not the moral compass of this country,” said YouTuber Akilah Hughes. “She’s a woman who bought a mask and did stuff in it.”

Zach Braff, Joe Carnahan, writer Roxane Gay and other stars also weighed in.

“I think you can adequately pass or fail an entire society, based on nothing more than their collective interest in ‘Chewbacca Mom,'” said the “Smokin’ Aces” director.

Despite some headwind, Payne’s “Heal the World” video already has more than 3 million views on Facebook.

See below for some reactions from Twitter.