Today Ahmed Best posted a picture of himself and his son on Twitter along with this message:

(“20 years next year I faced a media backlash that still affects my career today. This was the place I almost ended my life. It’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.”)

…… yeah, everything that happened to him, the harassment, the backlash, it was that bad. All through our growings up as Star Wars fans that was happening in the background. That lovely man nearly died.

There’s nothing I can add to that but I wanted to encourage people to leave him messages of support on the Twitter post. It must have taken a huge amount of guts to put that story on social media in the first place.