Carrie Fisher thinks the Slave Leia merchandise controversy is asinine

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Carrie Fisher is known for her iconic roles as Princess Leia in the original Star Wars trilogy. She’s the original self-empowered female in the Star Wars universe that young girls looked up to at that time.  However in recent times, her portrayal of Princess Leia in her slave outfit has caught the questionable eye of concerned parents everywhere. A lot of them feel that it is inappropriate for younger children to see this character in such an oversexualized situation. The Wall Street Journal and the L.A. Times caught up with Carrie Fisher and asked her what her thoughts are on this matter, and that she says is pretty damned interesting to say the least.

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.

How about telling his daughter that the character is wearing that outfit not because she’s chosen to wear it. She’s been forced to wear it. She’s a prisoner of a giant testicle who has a lot of saliva going on and she does not want to wear that thing and it’s ultimately that chain, which you’re now indicating is some sort of accessory to S&M, that is used to kill the giant saliva testicle…. That’s asinine.

Personally, I believe what she says is true that this type of thinking is asinine. This current generation wants to protect and shelter the kids from every little thing, that they forget to explain the reason why they’re being protected. I personally call this generation, “Generation Butt Hurt” because of illogical controversies like the Slave Leia toy issue. There’s many more that I can go off on a rant about, however, that will be for another time. I’m just glad that we finally heard it direct from Carrie Fisher’s mouth about how idiotic this particular controversy is. I have a feeling that a certain social group is annoyed with Carrie Fisher for not siding with them on this issue. Too bad, but the ball doesn’t always roll in your favor despite constant whining. *drops the mic for Carrie Fisher*

Source: The Wall Street Journal, L.A. Times

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