STENDEC said:Obviously it is genuinely horrible what some people say of him (raped my childhood, worse than Hitler etc.) but I mean come on.
I think that's the sad part. So many Star Wars fans (admittedly, myself included) have said immature, stupid things and I think that's soured the thing and the perception of us (which we do deserve to some extent), so I understand George's feelings about his fans in that sense. But at the same time, if I just had the OOT properly remastered to watch, I'd never have anything to complain about in the first place! OK, I might be critical of the prequels, but so what? Lucas is entitled to make the films he wants to make, but he has to accept that not everyone will like and agree with it. That's fine, no one gets universal acclaim, buy George, you're a billionaire. If you want to say "fuck you" to the fans, fine, by all means. Obviously, I don't like it, but hey, you own them and if you don't care about our opinions, then you don't have have to.
But if you do, then release the OOT properly to placate them. Doesn't really matter which it is (well, it does to me), but you CAN'T have your cake and eat it too George. You CAN'T. When EVERYONE, EVERYONE is saying this, don't you think you should maybe think about it? Doesn't mean you have to agree. Doesn't mean you have to do anything you don't want to do. Doesn't mean you can't put a big picture of your middle finger on Twitter if you'd like. But you did something people didn't like, you've had the opportunity to fix it for a decade and a half, and you've chosen not to. That's fine. It's your choice. But accept that people aren't going to like it. And either fix it, or move on and ignore us. It doesn't work both ways.