Jar Jar Binks Actor Ahmed Best Says He Almost Killed Himself Over Backlash To His Character

Ahmed Best, the actor who played Jar Jar Binks in the “Star Wars” prequels, said on Twitter that he almost killed himself over the media backlash to his CGI character.

Best, who is thinking about doing a solo show for next year’s 20th anniversary of “Star Wars: The Phantom Menace,” wrote:

Best has previously spoken out about the venom he received from fans and critics over Jar Jar, one of the more polarizing characters in the franchise.

I had death threats through the internet,” Best told Wired last year. “I had people come to me and say, ‘You destroyed my childhood.’ That’s difficult for a 25-year-old to hear.”

In a 2016 interview posted on…