Ignorant moron Pete Fletzer from the Around The Galaxy Podcast once parroted a variation of this made up SJW narrative:
George Lucas himself has now officially discredited that narrative in the recently released Star Wars Archives book. Pay particular note to how the fans don’t factor into his decision at all one way or the other.
Overtly stating that “they decided they wanted to do something else” also dispels the newly fabricated SJW narrative that the Disney Trilogy is what Lucas had intended to do all along, and helps explain why he would have felt betrayed as mentioned in Bob Iger’s book.
Originally published here.