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George Lucas Clarifies 'White Slavers' Comment

George Lucas Clarifies 'White Slavers' Comment

George Lucas is speaking out regarding comments he made about Disney and Star Wars during an interview with Charlie Rose last week that upset some fans.

During the interview, the 71-year-old director called the first six Star Wars films his “kids” and then said his four billion dollar deal with Disney was like selling the franchise to “white slavers.” He is now apologizing for the remark.

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“I want to clarify my interview on the Charlie Rose Show. It was for the Kennedy Center Honors and conducted prior to the premiere of the film. 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 and Kathy.”

Watch George make his original comment in the interview below…

George Lucas on The Charlie Rose Show
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    Oh, he’s not sorry in the least. He knows what he said and knew what he meant and he fully intended to say it.

  • Gina

    Bet those white slavers told him to take it back…

  • Gina

    Bet those white slavers told him to take it back…

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  • Sprite

    No quick answer and no ideological answer to this dilemma. There was a picture three years ago of a black couple at Disneyland, he stylishly wore the white mouse ears to her black mouse ears, a win win scenario and cool photo.