Pissed Off, This Jedi Is


The parents of Ghyslain Raza, the Quebec teenager better known as "the Stars Wars kid" because of a widely circulated home video of him doing some Jedi moves, are taking legal action against the kids who originally posted the sequence to the Web.

Reports the AP via The San Jose Mercury News:

Many teens who post their images on the Web would probably be thrilled to get this kind of attention. But Ghyslain, who made the video while doing a school project when he was 15, has said he didn't intend for it to be seen by his classmates, let alone people across the world.

"I want my life back," he said in an e-mail interview with the National Post newspaper, a Canadian daily.

Claiming that their son has been humiliated, his parents are suing the parents of the teens who put the video on the Web.

Some say the case may become a step toward setting privacy standards on the Internet, which has been difficult terrain to police. But in the meantime, Web surfers are having a field day with Ghyslain's image on a multitude of sites.

View the tape and dozens of clones–and sign a petition to get Ghyslain in the next Star Wars flick, here. One can sympathize with Ghyslain, but this is a curious form of humilation: a cult following that is very good-natured and supportive.