Because this is 2015, and every god damn thing is a thing, this summer a father’s indignation that a store was selling a Princess Leia doll went viral. He was upset that his daughters were confronted with such an appalling sight.
[A] 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.”
“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,” [Fred] Hill said.
Yesterday, in an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Fisher was asked about the hullabaloo. Her response is fantastic.
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.
Carrie Fisher is a national treasure.
[H/T Byron Tau]