Reminding us of this is actor Ahmed Best, who played Jar Jar Binks in the Star Wars franchise, and who opened up about his experience with intense backlash on Tuesday.
Ahmed Best opened up about a “media backlash” 20 years ago that had him contemplating suicide.Image: Marion Curtis/DMI/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images By Shannon Connellan2018-07-04 04:57:08 UTC Sometimes people don’t realise that hating on a fictional character can have repercussions, particularly on the real human being playing the part.
July 4, 2018 Admin ahmed-best, entertainment, health, jar-jar-binks, mental-health, star-wars, suicide, the-phantom-menace Ahmed Best opened up about a “media backlash” 20 years ago that had him contemplating suicide.
Reminding us of this is actor Ahmed Best, who played Jar Jar Binks in the Star Wars franchise, and who opened up about his experience with intense backlash on Tuesday. Binks, the friendly Gungan, made his debut in 1999’s Episode 1, The Phantom Menace, with a smaller role in Attack of the Clones , and a brief cameo in Revenge of the Sith .
Making jokes about Jar Jar Binks and derisively discussing how much you hate the clumsy Gungan outcast is every Star Wars fans Force-given right.
Some of y’all need to read the original tweet. Best said «media backlash,» not fan backlash. Jar Jar was being attacked as a racist sterotype in the pages of the major newspapers and …
Top responsesPlease Read Before Commenting: We’ve already received a higher than normal number of reports on this thread of people being incredibly insensitive and … read more1 voteThis reminds me of how some fans responded to the recent KMT harassment situation with «Star Wars fans have always done this so what is the big deal.» The … read more581 votesAhmed is only one of the many (Jake Lloyd, Hayden, Kathleen, KMT, Daisy, George Lucas) who have been bullied and it has to stop27 votesI am happy to learn he is alrighty. Rian answered his tweet and then came the parade of angry fanboys who just attacked him. I have mixed emotions about … read more127 votesI think we’re taking movies too seriously13 votesAhmed is a friend of mine from the off broadway show stomp. He was really going through it. The truth was,it wasn’t his fault about the character. He’s … read more9 votesSee all
Ahmed Best said the reaction to Jar Jar Binks was ‘painful’. «He was one of my biggest idols growing up and then I took a job from Michael Jackson. Not everyone can say that.»
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Ahmed Best (born August 19, 1973) is an American actor, voice actor, and musician. He gained recognition in the 2000s for providing motion capture and voice of the character of Jar Jar Binks in the Star Wars franchise.
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Jar Jar Binks actor says the Star Wars “backlash” made it difficult to get more work Ahmed Best says he struggled to land new acting roles after playing the hapless Gungan Share on Facebook
Ahmed Best talks his often-hated role in «The Phantom Menace,» Jar Jar Binks backlash, and how the child actor who played Anakin Skywalker had it way worse than he did.
Nov 01, 2017 · Ahmed Best, the actor who played Jar Jar Binks, has a bone to pick with Andy Serkis, who played Gollum in “Lord of the Rings” and Caesar in the recent “Planet of the Apes” films.
Jar Jar Binks is a supporting character in the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars, once again voiced by Best, although BJ Hughes voiced the character in three season one episodes. In this series, he is a Senate representative who sometimes accompanies the main characters—Anakin, Ahsoka, Obi-Wan, and Padmé—on their adventures.
Created by: George Lucas