Rian Johnson and others had death threats sent to where they live..... Those are the "fans" he is talking about when he is spiteful.I wouldn't say never once appeared spiteful or bitter, but I will say that predominately I agree. He never was so petty as to go at it with the fans, personally criticize them for criticizing his film...unlike Rian Johnson and others over at Disney SW division now. When the people making these films can't handle the critique, well...it begs a few questions: Why are you making them? But more so, when they can't handle opinions, don't start career self-destructing and calling your very own target audience man-babies, sexists, racists, etc. Lucas never once did that. For all the hate the prequels got, he took it like a man and not like an entitled and whiny brat that didn't get their cake and eat it too.
George Lucas didn't get death threats sent to him over his movies.
Do you see the difference?