jar jar binks

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.”)

……..so 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.

#weloveyouahmed

imaginaryanon:

imaginaryanon:

starrelia replied to your post:google jar jar sticky tounge. do it

Is it the jar jar toy thing where he’s sticking his tongue out

is there any kind of jar jar toy thing where he’s NOT sticking his tongue out or being otherwise vaguely unsettling

i mean. there’s this fucking thing, right

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  • what the fuck

buT THEN THERE’S ALSO THIS PIECE OF SHIT LOLLIPOP

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  • jUST MAKE OUT WITH JAR JAR, CHILDREN.
  • JUST DO IT
  • WHAT THE FUCK

then there’s THIS FUCKING NIGHTMARE:

  • YOU ARE THE DANCING QUEEN, YOUNG AND SWEET, ONLY JAR JAR BINKS

THEN YOU’VE GOT THAT:

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  • it’s a toothbrush holder
  • i want to die

AND WHAT IN THE FRESH HELL IS THIS??

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  • DON’T TELL ME I DON’T WANT TO POSSESS THAT KIND OF KNOWLEDGE
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N O

GOODBYE

all right now who the fuck brought this back

Oh HOLY SHIT I think I had one of those last gross sticky tongue ones? They gave them away in cereal boxes and they were A NIGHTMARE

Whilst researching that post about George Lucas’s politics (it made it to Tumblr Radar, huh) I did run across a pretty interesting story that I don’t think many people know –

– namely, that Boondocks creator Aaron McGruder (like most people) thought Jar Jar Binks was an upsetting racial stereotype and was very vocal in criticizing Lucas for the character. So Lucas personally called him up – and hired him to work on Red Tails.

(Which, you know, that shouldn’t be highly praiseworthy, that’s what billionaire white filmmakers ought to be doing. But I’m really glad he at least recognized there was a problem and took steps to correct it.)