Earlier this week, GQ published images of comedian Amy Schumer from a Star Wars-themed cover shoot, showing her topless in bed with C-3PO and R2-D2 and placing a lightsaber in her mouth while wearing a Slave Leia outfit. The photos were a big hit online — hitting the same week as her film “Trainwreck” opened to rave reviews — but it turns out Lucasfilm itself isn’t on board.
In a response tweeted to multiple disappointed fans — calling the photos “distasteful” and wondering if it was an approved use of Star Wars imagery — the official Star Wars Twitter account wrote clearly and bluntly, “Lucasfilm & Disney didn’t approve, participate in or condone the inappropriate use of our characters in this manner.”
Of course, given the overly sexual nature of the photos, it’s not surprising to learn that such family-friendly brands weren’t involved and are looking to distance themselves. It remains to be seen if there will be any further fallout, or whether or not anyone at GQ had a bad feeling about this.
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