JUST BAN EVERYTHING ➠ Princess Leia ‘Slave Outfit’ Offensive 30 Years Later ➠ Carrie Fisher Weighs In
A Philadelphia dad is furious over a Star Wars action figure of Princess Leia in her iconic slave outfit from 1983’s Return of the Jedi.
“That’s pretty inappropriate,” Fred Hill said while shopping with his children in Target. “I got two daughters I don’t need seeing that crap.”
This slave version of a toy Princess Leia is not the first of its kind; they’ve been sold for decades, and the movie has been on shelves and in people’s homes for nearly 30 years. Surely Hill himself has seen the movie. But suddenly, it’s offensive.
Hill said his daughters asked why the figure has a chain around its neck. “I don’t have any answers,” he said. “I was just blow away looking at it.” (Most of us nerds are!)
Luckily, Princess Leia herself weighed in on the non-controversy. At her official Twitter account, Carrie Fisher posted the following messages to clear up any confusion:
Fisher, now 58, will reprise her role as Leia in the December release of the 7th episode in the franchise, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed. (Probably sans slave outfit.)
SlaveLeiaDollsR causingOUTRAGE 4Sum parents onFox TV& Im thinking-if folksR outraged NOW, shouldnt I have beenOUTRAGED40yrs ago?MAYBE I WAS!
— Carrie Fisher (@carrieffisher) July 15, 2015