I’m sorry for calling Disney ‘white slavers’: George Lucas in apology for Star Wars comments.

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LOS ANGELES — George Lucas has apologized for criticizing Disney’s handling of Star Wars and saying he had sold his characters to “white slavers” in a recent interview with Charlie Rose.

In a statement issued Thursday, Lucas says he misspoke and used a “very inappropriate analogy.” It was not clear what the Star Wars creator meant by the “white slavers” comment, and Rose did not ask a follow-up question on his PBS show that aired Dec. 24. The charged words nonetheless sparked ire when the interview was posted online Wednesday.

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