Because one dad in Philadelphia doesn’t know how to parent, Disney has ordered all merchandise Princess Leia in her “slave girl” attire to be pulled from shelves.
That’s right, Fred Hill doesn’t want to, you know, be a parent so Princess Leia merchandise should be banned to protect his little precious snowflakes. According to the local media report:
The single dad was shocked to see this on the toy aisle shelf. A Hasbro-made Star Wars Black Series action figure of Princess Leia wearing what the box described as a “slave outfit”.
“That’s pretty inappropriate,” he said. “I got two daughters I don’t need seeing that crap.”
The toy features a scantily clad version of Princess Leia complete with a chain around her neck. The toy even had dad blushing.
“They’re like ‘dad why does this doll have a chain around its neck?’. I don’t have any answers. I was just blown away looking at it,” Hill said.
Disney, in it’s infinite wisdom, is giving in to this and again rewriting the Star Wars history.
And it’s not just merchandise. Famed comic book artist J. Scott Campbell posted to Facebook:
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 [sic] future merchandising featuring the slave outfit ever again. 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.
Rumors spread across the internet like wildfire that Disney would be re-editing Return of the Jedi to remove the offending costume, but Campbell hadn’t heard that yet.
“I haven’t heard anything that drastic, I think the backlash would be too big. More of a ‘quietly sweep the rest under the carpet’ kinda thing,” Campbell said.