In one of the Interlude scenes in the book Star Wars Aftermath: Empire's End, a child interacts with Jar Jar Binks, and gives more details about how the adults don't like him due to their beliefs that he helped the Empire come into being. However, the kids love him because he's a funny clown.

Is this a reflection of how real life audiences saw the character? Children liked him for being goofy, but adult fans really didn't like him.

  • This is actually a really good question about an SFF-type book while adding the literary element. Is this what you were talking about when you said, "literary questions", @Emrakul? – Benjamin Mar 7 '17 at 20:32
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    @Benjamin I definitely think this counts as one, yeah. I like this question quite a bit. – user80 Mar 7 '17 at 21:19
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    Adults don't like him, but it has nothing to do with the Empire. It's because the character was weak comic relief, dumb without being entertaining, and borderline racist to boot. As for whether kids like him... I have no idea, but I don't think he numbers up there with the great comic relief sidekicks like Olaf in Frozen. – Joshua Engel Mar 8 '17 at 17:09
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    @JoshuaEngel Unlike the Ewoks, which the adults who rejected Jar Jar, embraced when they themselves were kids. (I'm being sarcastic about the Ewoks being different from Jar Jar in terms of silliness and borderline racism, should one choose that analytic path.) – DukeZhou Mar 9 '17 at 16:02
  • I was 12 (?) when I first saw Jar Jar Binks and hated him, and my friends at the time also thought he was terrible, so...I dunno if kids loved him. – heather May 20 '18 at 19:15

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