screams in the void said:
George was quoted as saying in 2012 , " Why should I make more when everyone yells at you and says what a terrible person you are ?"…granted , he came back after the Disney merger ,had a meltdown , then came to acceptance and then came back to support all the subsequent productions .I watched Mark Hamill’s ceremony for his star on the walk of fame earlier this year and George Lucas and Harrison Ford attended , an interviewer asked Lucas about Star Wars and he said he had nothing to say . I think he is still going through the stages of grief. He did say it was like a divorce after all . Also . on the subject of Jar Jar , Ahmed best has started doing some field notes on the backlash of his character , seems he feels George could have stuck up for him a bit more …https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IoRD_SfIbwE
Maybe Lucas should have taken a deeper look at why the fans were yelling at him and saying what a terrible person he was? Maybe he should have more open to the idea that (gasp!) he could have made mistakes that led to the fan hate. The thing is, he could made a lot of the fan hate go away by doing one simple thing: give the oot the release it deserves.
Ah, so the abused should ask himself or herself, why he or she deserves to be abused, rather than expect respectful discourse?
Lucas is not a battered wife.
Kelly-Mary Tran, and Ahmed Best are not battered wifes… I don’t see how that has anything to do with toxic behaviour towards creators of a work for not getting what you want.
Some people simply deserve fan toxicity for not agreeing with said fans’ points of view.
When you don’t want to give the oot the release it deserves, don’t be surprised if toxicity occurs.
When you make a film like TLJ, and don’t give a character like Luke Skywalker the send-off he deserves, don’t be surprised if toxicity occurs. Seems like a pretty poor excuse for behaving in an obnoxious manner. Toxicity should be rejected in all its forms, and not only if it serves your own objectives.
In my view fan toxicity is not solved by pointing the finger at others, but by looking in the mirror.
So why shouldn’t Lucas be looking in the mirror?
Maybe he should, but as far as I can tell Lucas was operating within his rights as a creator, and copyright holder. We can disagree with his point of view, and try to convince the powers that be of our own, but that’s as far as it goes in my view.