It looks like Disney may have decided to retire Princess Leia’s iconic slave outfit from Return of the Jedi from all future Star Wars merchandising, with Marvel comics artist J Scott Campbell stating on Facebook that:
“Disney is well on its 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. 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 SL [Slave Leia] statue killed at a major manufacturer because there will no longer be any SL merchandise.”
The gold bikini has been the subject of controversy recently, with a parent complaining back in July about Hasbro’s Black Series figure being on sale at Target.
If the rumour is true, is Disney making the right move by phasing out the costume from its future Star Wars products? Let us know in the comments below…
Via Making Star Wars