Disney May Retire Princess Leia's 'Slave Outfit' from Merchandise
One of the most iconic costumes from the original "Star Wars" trilogy may soon be disappearing. Or, more appropriately, headed for the Great Pit of Carkoon.
The revealing "slave girl" gold bikini worn by Princess Leia in the 1983 film "Return of the Jedi" may be phased out by LucasFilm and parent company Disney, according to reports.
The skimpy costume has long been called sexist and inappropriate for children.
Trace Gallagher reported on "The Kelly File" that Marvel Comics artist J. Scott Campbell wrote in a Facebook comment, "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. Trust me."
Gallagher said that Campbell later tried to walk the statement back in a Tweet:
— J. Scott Campbell (@JScottCampbell) November 3, 2015
Gallagher added that there has been no statement from Disney itself confirming or denying that the "slave girl" costume is going away.
However, a clue might have been dropped just a few days ago by Carrie Fisher, the actress who played Princess Leia.
In an interview, Fisher told her 23-year-old "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" co-star Daisy Ridley, "Don’t be a slave like I was … You keep fighting against that slave outfit."
Watch Gallagher's report above.
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