Advert

Latest

Elon Musk's Mum Says She Always Knew He Was A Genius But Wasn't Confident Of Success

Elon Musk's Mum Says She Always Knew He Was A Genius But Wasn't Confident Of Success

published atan hour ago
Advert
Advert

Most Popular

Advert
News

Actor Who Played Jar-Jar Binks In 'Stars Wars' Considered Suicide After Backlash

Actor Who Played Jar-Jar Binks In 'Stars Wars' Considered Suicide After Backlash

Ahmed Best, who played Jar-Jar Binks in the Star Wars prequels, says he was left contemplating suicide after the massive amount of abuse and criticism levelled at his character.

Best was both the voice and motion-capture actor for Binks, the CGI alien in the movies, beginning with Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace in 1999, which he starred in when he was 25.

But the character was not well-liked, and that's putting it mildly - Bink was slated in the media for being 'pointless', 'annoying' and for 'dumbing down' the films.

Advert

He was even accused of being a racist stereotype, with some saying the character played to Jamaican stereotypes - an accusation creator George Lucas has also shot down.

Addressing the claims in an interview with the BBC in 1999, Lucas said: "How in the world could you take an orange amphibian and say that he's a Jamaican? It's completely absurd. Believe me, Jar Jar was not drawn from a Jamaican, from any stretch of the imagination."

But despite Lucas' defence of the character, the abuse continued and Best has now taken to Twitter to reveal how badly the critics got to him, sharing a photo of himself on a bridge with his little boy:

Advert

The post has since been flooded with messages of support for the actor - and the character.

In an interview with Wired last year, Best said: "I had death threats through the internet.

More Like ThisMore Like This

1 of 6
News

​73 Percent Of People Say Lockdown Has Had Negative Effect On Their Mental Health

"I had people come to me and say, 'You destroyed my childhood.' That's difficult for a 25-year-old to hear."

'U OK M8?' is an initiative from LADbible in partnership with a range of mental health charities which features a series of films and stories to raise awareness of mental health.

Advert
Community

Young Men Are More Likely To Feel Lonely During The Pandemic Than Older People Or Women

published at4 days ago

Explore more here and don't suffer in silence. Reach out. It's the brave thing to do.

MIND: 0300 123 3393.

Samaritans: 116 123.

CALM: Outside London 0808 802 5858, inside London 0800 58 58 58.

Advert

Featured Image Credit: PA/Lucasfilm

Topics: U OK M8, TV and Film, Mental Health

Chosen for YouChosen for You

Britain's Got Talent Set To Be Postponed Until 2022
published at13 hours ago

Most Read StoriesMost Read

News

Lee Rigby Killer Michael Adebowale Is 'Fighting For Life' With Coronavirus

published ata day ago

Claire Reid

Claire is a journalist at LADbible who, after dossing around for a few years, went to Liverpool John Moores University. She graduated with a degree in Journalism and a whole load of debt. When not writing words in exchange for money she is usually at home watching serial killer documentaries surrounded by cats. You can contact Claire at [email protected]