Rumor: Disney Says No More Slave Leia Merchandise. Ever.
Newsarama is reporting that prompted by comments by Carrie Fisher in a recent interview for Interview Magazine in which she spoke out to upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens star Daisy Ridley to “fight for your outfit” and not become the mere sex symbol she was forced to become in the original trilogy, comic artist J. Scott Campbell has confirmed that Disney has put the kibosh on ANY future merchandise featuring the “Slave Leia” costume from Return of the Jedi.
“Daisy Ridley won’t have to fight against anything. Disney is already well on it’s way to wiping out the ‘slave’ outfit from any future products period. You will NOT see and future merchandising featuring the slave outfit ever again,” said Campbell on a Facebook post. “Trust me […] I’ve heard it from two sources. We can’t even draw Leia in a sexy pose at Marvel, let alone in that outfit! We also had a 3-D [Slave Leia] statue killed at a major manufacturer because there will no longer be any [Slave Leia] merchandise.”
The Slave costume isn’t without controversy, as we recently reported there was some parental outrage during a segment of the Star Wars Black series in which the only Leia figure available at the time was sporting the metal bikini.
We’ve reached out to Disney but have no yet gotten a reply.
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