Jar Jar Binks Actor Reveals He Nearly Committed Suicide Over Star Wars Fan Backlash!
What is wrong with Star Wars fans??
It’s fine to dislike a movie, but this fan base seems to go out of their way to hound the actors involved.
Well, this has been going on for longer than you think. Even before social media, the toxic atmosphere was already there, as Jar Jar Binks actor Ahmed Best can attest. As he told Wired last year:
“I had death threats through the internet. I had people come to me and say, â€˜You destroyed my childhood.’ That’s difficult for a 25-year-old to hear.”
He went on to say there was “a lot of pain,” but the negativity hit him harder than we ever realized. He revealed on Twitter Tuesday that he nearly committed suicide. He wrote:
20 years next year I faced a media backlash that still affects my career today. This was the place I almost ended my life. Itâ€™s still hard to talk about. I survived and now this little guy is my gift for survival. Would this be a good story for my solo show? Lemme know. pic.twitter.com/NvVnImoJ7N
â€” Ahmed BEst (@ahmedbest) July 3, 2018
We’re glad this poor guy, who had ABSOLUTELY NO CONTROL over what these whining babies are bitching about btw, is doing OK these days.
But we have to ask — how can these fans watch stories of good vs evil then not realize that sending death threats to strangers firmly places them on the Dark Side??
If you or someone you know is considering suicide, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).