When the 1 Percent Have Temper-Tantrums, George Lucas Edition
George Lucas’s 1 percent neighbors have successfully thwarted his attempt to bring a movie studio to his little corner of Marin County, California. And in revenge, Lucas is making the land available to the 99 percent who might want to live near his snotty neighbors. Movies.com:
So what is George Lucas going to do with his property now that he’s tired of his rich neighbors putting up a not-in-my-backyard stink? He wants to transform the property into low-income housing, naturally, ending their official statement with this zinger, “If everyone feels that housing is less impactful on the land, then we are hoping that people who need it the most will benefit.”
He’s working with the Marin Community Foundation to instead construct affordable housing for either low-income families or seniors living on small, fixed incomes. In order to smooth along the development, he’s already given them all of the pricey technical studies and land surveys Lucasfilm spent years conducting. And we think that’s just great. Because if there’s one thing rich people will hate more than having movie magic made in their backyard, it’s poor people moving in.
Dear regular people: George Lucas considers you a weapon to use against other rich people so he can get what he wants. What an ass.