Jar Jar Binks is back, and still offending filmgoers, Star Wars fans

This weekend the first part of George Lucas’ Star Wars epic returns to the big screen, this time in 3-D. With the movie’s reissue comes a perhaps unwelcome return of a controversial (and many have argued, offensive) character — Jar Jar Binks. The Press-Telegram reports:

Jar Jar Binks is probably the most reviled character in film history – and he’s not a bad guy or even played by a human actor.

In case you’ve forgotten, Jar Jar first appeared in George Lucas’ 1999 film “Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace,” which is being released today in 3-D.

To be fair, the computer- generated equine-looking character with long ears, eyes that stick out, little forehead and who speaks in high- pitched pidgin English (voiced by Ahmed Best) was supposed to be the comic relief.

But really? Do we need Jar Jar in 3-D?

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