George Lucas apologize for ‘White Slavers’ Remark About Disney
After Lucasfilm passed into the hands of Disney, George Lucas has repeatedly expressed disagreement and concern for the future of the company’s products. One of his recent statements, however, crossed the boundaries of good manners – in a recent interview with the TV host Charlie Rose, he characterized the company “Walt Disney” as “white slavers” His original claim was accompanied by nostalgia for the creation of the series and carefree laughter.
In the last few days, however, George Lucas released an official statement in which he apologized for his rough language.
I misspoke and used a very inappropriate analogy and for that I apologize. I have been working with Disney for 40 years and chose them as the custodians of Star Wars because of my great respect for the company and Bob Iger’s leadership. Disney is doing an incredible job of taking care of and expanding the franchise. I rarely go out with statements to clarify my feelings but I feel it is important to make it clear that I am thrilled that Disney has the franchise and is moving it in such exciting directions in film, television and the parks. Most of all I’m blown away with the record breaking blockbuster success of the new movie and am very proud of JJ [Abrams, director of “The Force Awakens”] and Kathy [Kennedy, a producer of the film]. says the director.
No doubt many who have seen “The Force Awakens” would be in agreement with Lucas on another point he made to Rose. Explaining that he’s now 70 and knew it was time to move on, Lucas said of Disney: “They wanted to do a retro movie. I don’t like that. … Every movie I make, I work very hard to make them different.”
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