Good lord in heaven.
Gee, I'm so glad you remembered to include that fourth link.
This reminds me of Spielberg (allegedly with the urging of Drew Barrymore) removing the fed's guns with walkie-talkies in his 20th anniversary edition of E.T. - because he thought it would be more "sensitive".
Like the Kinect dance scenes, it's just wrong, wrong, wrong.
Ben, I think Jar-Jar is one of the main reasons I didn't bother to watch the other two prequels.