If you haven’t seen them yet, the latest issue of GQ features comedian Amy Schumer in a series of racy photos featuring her dressed as Princess Leia and alluding to sex with the droids. Many Star Wars fans were wondering how the magazine could get away with using the characters in that way, especially with Lucasfilm being so protective of the Star Wars image. For example, they won’t release Star Wars Detours yet as that’s not the sort of first impression they want young kids to have with the franchise prior to The Force Awakens.
Star Wars fans have taken to Twitter to express their anger over the dumb GQ Amy Schumer photos, and Lucasfilm has begun responding to their Tweets with this statement:
— Star Wars (@starwars) July 16, 2015
With that out of the way hopefully people will just ignore the stupidity in that photo shoot. I love Star Wars humor, but this isn’t that. All these GQ photos are is an attempt at shock value to get the issue covered on sensational shows like Entertainment Tonight or Access Hollywood.