A few weeks ago, Jar Jar Binks actor Ahmed Best said he almost killed himself because of media backlash after the release of The Phantom Menace. Here’s the reaction of the actor, writer and long-time prequel basher Simon Pegg (source: NowThis).
Simon Pegg feels guilty for all the negative things he’s said about Jar Jar Binks pic.twitter.com/fnVnfsNe5c
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) July 24, 2018
“I feel so ashamed of the fact that there was actually a victim, a human victim in that. I think most people were regarding Jar Jar Binks like he was a real creature. And wailing on him for being annoying, or whatever, or not liking him. But there was a person behind that. And I read that and just thought: Christ, I’m one of those people. And it makes me feel awful.”