Clarryhoo (nomorefrostbite) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,

George Lucas sorry about throwing "White Slavers" ~banter~ at Disney

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Following comments made on Thursday, referring to The Mouse House as "WHITE SLAVERS", George Lucas has since apologised.

The comment was made when discussing the Star Wars franchise, which was sold to Disney for $4 billion in cold hard cash, money the likes of which all of ONTD accumulatively will never see.

Referring to the films as his "kids", George said that he "sold them to the white slavers that take these things", but didn't finish that ~*interesting*~ thought, laughing when the interviewer moved on to the next question.
He also had some critical stuff to say about the route Disney decided to go with recent ONTD obsession, The Force Awakens, saying that "they wanted to do a retro movie. I don't like that. Every movie, I worked very hard to make them different" ('different' being how people now refer to sets made of nothing but green cloth bought in bulk).

George saw a bit of sense thanks probably to his Team and Internet Backlash, and had this to say in clarification:

"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."

{Source: The Hollywood Reporter}

ONTD, have you ever called someone something messy that in hindsight you probably shouldn't have said?
Tags: disney, film director, star wars

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