Disney to Pull All Star Wars ‘Slave Leia’ Merchandise AFter Feminists Protest [VIDEO]
Star Wars fans are saying goodbye to one of the most iconic images from the entire franchise, as Disney is reportedly doing away with Princess Leia’s metal “slave bikini” costume.
KPCC reports Marvel Comics has advised all of its Star Wars artists not to draw Princess Leia in any provocative poses either, according to famed comic book artist J. Scott Campbell, who responded to the report on 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,” he wrote. “You will NOT see and [sic] future merchandising featuring the slave outfit ever again. Trust me.”
Campbell was asked if Disney would be editing all future versions of Princess Leia’s wardrobe in Return of the Jedi. “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.