George Lucas is reminding us he’s rich as hell and doesn’t have time to pander to his fans or his critics, because he has named Jar Jar Binks THAT BITCH and his favorite character in one of his favorite movies of all time. Welcome to the newest Star Wars movie called Rise Of The Troll starring George Lucas and only George Lucas. Oh, Jar Jar too, of course.
According to People:
The 74-year-old director surprised fans by naming Jar Jar Binks as his favorite Star Wars character of all time in a pre-taped video message that was shown on Monday at the Star Wars Celebration event in Chicago ahead of the 20th anniversary for Star Wars: Episode I — The Phantom Menace.
“Thank you for coming to the Celebration. [The Phantom Menace] is one of my favorite movies and of course Jar Jar is my favorite character,” Lucas said in the video via Indiewire
People obviously hated Jar Jar, accused the character of being racist, and it caused quite a stir when his goofy looking ass came on screen. But I didn’t realize the wrath that actor, Ahmed Best endured. So much so that he got death threats and thought about ending his life.
In July 2018, Best admitted he considered taking his own life, in an emotional tweet he shared that included a photo of himself with his son. “20 years next year I faced a media backlash that still affects my career today,” Best tweeted, captioning a picture of himself and his son looking out on a bridge.“This was the place I almost ended my life,” he continued. “It’s still hard to talk about. I survived and now this little guy is my gift for survival.”
Glad he’s worked past it and realized that anyone who blames a fake movie character for ruining their childhood probably has some other shit they need to work through. To quote Steve Buscemi’s character in Big Daddy: “It’s not me your mad at, your mad your dad.”
We need a prequel or sequel or a sexy fever dream where Jar Jar returns but he has PhD in psychology and he counsels all the fans who blame their ruined childhoods on him. Once they become healthy, emotionally stable adults who are no longer blaming a CGI muppet for their childhood, he feeds them all to Jabba the Hut.
Amhed isn’t the first actor to talk about how Star Wars ruined their lives. Jake Lloyd stated that he blames George Lucus for failing to “meet the standards of the public” for his role as a young Darth Vader in Star Wars: Episode I and quit acting at the age of 12 because of it.
Yikes.! Who knew being in Star Wars is like when people win the lottery and it ruins their lives because they end up fueling their mom’s meth habit and buying 12 dumb looking cars. I’m just shocked that there’s a dark side to Hollywood and the internet!