Watto; a Poll

Was Watto meant to be an insulting stereotype of an Arab, a Jew, or just Semitic in general?

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4 responses to “Watto; a Poll

  1. Honestly, I think Lucas was harping back to the (admittedly racist) movie stereotypes of his youth — Ming the merciless, Heckle & Jeckle, etc — in trying to give characters ‘instant recognition.’ But it sure does come across as tone-deaf.

  2. rob

    couldn’t he just be a miserly WASP? Some sort of Calvinist?

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