Photos of the rioters that appeared online showed a reported QAnon enthusiast named Jake Angeli wearing a strange Viking-like getup that inspired jokes the outfit was a Chewbacca bikini.
Soon, the Star Wars character was trending on social media.
Plenty of people loved it, apparently thinking Chewbacca bikini was appropriately demeaning for a member of the mob.
However, as Uproxx points out, Star Wars fans had a different take.
Many Star Wars fans defended Chewie on Twitter, not wanting the lovable, furry-faced hero from a galaxy far, far away to be linked to Trump-supporting rioters and mayhem that left four people dead.
The overall message was simple: “Stop calling that Trump terrorist ‘Chewbacca.’”
See the tweets below: