Carrie Fisher's Response To Slave Leia Merchandise Controversy is Fantastic

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By Jake Vyper | More Articles MTG Writer/Streamer
December 05, 2015  04:55 AM

Recently, Star Wars fans freaked out about the rumroed ban on merchandise depicting Princess Leia's "Slave" outfit from Return of the Jedi. Many thoughts have been said about the controversy, but it's time for Leia herself to put it best. 

During the press tour, the debate over whether or not it's right to sell toys of the scantly clad Leia has been brought to the actress, Carrie Fisher, who's always been outspoken, didn't hold back. 

Here's her tame, but excellent response she gave to the Wall Street Journal

There’s been some debate recently about whether there should be no more merchandise with you in the “Return of the Jedi” bikini.

I think that’s stupid. 

To stop making the merchandise?

The father who flipped out about it, “What am I going to tell my kid about why she’s in that outfit?” Tell them that a giant slug captured me and forced me to wear that stupid outfit, and then I killed him because I didn’t like it. And then I took it off. Backstage.

And when a similar question came up at the LA Times, here's what Fisher said: 

How about telling his daughter that the character is wearing that outfit not because she’s chosen to wear it. She’s been forced to wear it. She’s a prisoner of a giant testicle who has a lot of saliva going on and she does not want to wear that thing and it’s ultimately that chain, which you’re now indicating is some sort of accessory to S&M, that is used to kill the giant saliva testicle…. That’s asinine.

Brilliant answer, Carrie Fisher! And now, I will always remember Jabba the Hutt as the "Giant Saliva Tentacle". 

See: Top 12 Celebrities Who Donned The Slave Leia Costume

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