//Watch Ahmed Best talk Jar Jar Binks, suicide, and reactions to his viral tweet

Watch Ahmed Best talk Jar Jar Binks, suicide, and reactions to his viral tweet

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In July 2018, actor Ahmed Best, best known for his role as Jar Jar Binks, the controversial and much-maligned character from Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, tweeted about the backlash he faced and his thoughts of suicide following that reaction.

Now, in a new video for SoulPancake (via io9), Best opens up even more about his career, from his experience filming Phantom Menace to his hope for the role. He details his shock from the “hate, venom and anger” directed towards him about the character and the impact that had on him, especially the criticism that came from, as he says, “a racially motivated point of view.” Read more…

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