Rumor: SLAVE LEIA 'Wiped Out' From STAR WARS Merchandise

Still from 'Star Wars: Return of the Jedi'
Still from 'Star Wars: Return of the Jedi'
Credit: Lucasfilm
Credit: Marvel Comics

Carrie Fisher has complained about her "Slave Leia" costume in Return of the Jedi, and her displeasure is reportedly shared by others at Disney and Lucasfilm.

Last week, in Interview Magazine, Carrie Fisher advised Star Wars: The Force Awakens actress Daisy Ridley to "fight for your outfit. Don't be a slave like I was," while discussing Fisher's supposed status as a sex symbol. Many took this to refer to Fisher's infamous "Slave Leia" outfit from Return of the Jedi

Now, artist J. Scott Campbell has come out saying that Disney is "wiping out" the "Slave Leia" outfit from all future merchandise. Campbell does work for both Marvel and various licensors producing Star Wars merchandise. 

"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. You will NOT see and future merchandising featuring the slave outfit ever again," said Campbell on a Facebook post. "Trust me […] I’ve heard it from two sources. We can’t even draw Leia in a sexy pose at Marvel, let alone in that outfit! We also had a 3-D [Slave Leia] statue killed at a major manufacturer because there will no longer be any [Slave Leia] merchandise."
 
Disney has not responded to Newsarama's request for comment.
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