Ahmed Best — the person who performed essentially the most despised and ridiculed ‘Star Wars’ character — says George Lucas naming Jar Jar Binks as his favourite character helps him heal lasting wounds.
Ahmed tells us George’s shock choose is placing him on a extremely robust path to therapeutic … after coping with ideas of suicide following the large backlash he confronted over his position within the ‘Star Wars’ saga.
In case you missed it … the famed director raised eyebrows amongst even essentially the most die-hard ‘Star Wars’ followers earlier this week, when he referred to as right into a fan occasion marking the 20th anniversary of “Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace” and named Jar Jar as his all-time fav.
Critics teed off on Jar Jar for years … calling the amphibious alien creature a horrible train in child-pleasing, who perpetuated racist stereotypes with an odd Caribbean accent.
Ahmed says the backlash wreaked havoc on his profession … as a result of his film presents dried-up and he was by no means approached to play completely different roles within the new ‘Star Wars’ motion pictures. Ahmed says being black didn’t assist his trigger both, and different black actors had been stigmatized as properly.
But, now that George has come out in overwhelming assist of Jar Jar .. Ahmed thinks individuals will begin wanting on the character in a brand new mild and are available to understand simply how a lot Jar Jar helped affect a brand new technology of films and filmmakers.