Jar Jar Binks is back and everyone wants to know why

The senator from Naboo is getting another shot at the limelight.

Jul 8, 2019, 6:44 pm

Internet Culture

Caitlin Davis 

Caitlin Davis

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Star Wars’ Jar Jar Binks took the internet by storm on Monday, and no one could really figure out why.

The Gungan senator from Naboo is getting another shot at the limelight 20 years after he made his (controversial) appearance in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace

Amidst all the mystery, Jar Jar Binks continued to be a trending topic–but only because everyone continued asking why Jar Jar Binks was trending. The internet can be funny like that.

Twitter users were happy to find out the senator was safe and used the opportunity to show him some love.

Others were not so happy with Jar Jar Binks’ return.

Then, there were those who chose to bring up the Sith Lord conspiracy.

As it turns out, Jar Jar Binks’ return can be traced back to a Star Wars-themed graphic shared on Twitter. The graphic most likely gained popularity after being shared by Mark Hamill a.k.a Jedi Master Luke Skywalker.

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H/T Tampa Bay Times

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*First Published: Jul 8, 2019, 6:44 pm