Carrie Fisher Responds to ‘Slave Leia’ Action Figure Controversy!

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We recently brought you the story about the father who went on local TV to express his opinion that the Star Wars Black ‘Slave Leia’ figure was inappropriate for children and should not be on the toy aisle. Today we have learned that Princess Leia herself, Actress Carrie Fisher has shared her thoughts on the subject. Check out the latest below, and let us know your opinion after the JUMP!

(Source:epictimes.com)

Ever since Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi was released in 1983, one of the film’s most lasting cultural impacts was made by the heroine princess Leia Skywalker during the first act. In the PG film, Skywalker was taken captive by space crime lord Jabba the Hutt, and was forced to wear a revealing outfit until freeing herself by using the chains that bound her to strangle him.

Leia’s outfit has seen countless cultural uses and references in memorabilia since the film’s release, but in a Fox 29 report from Philadelphia, a father of two took issue with the princess when he saw her as an action figure at Target, calling it “inappropriate.”

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“I got two daughters I don’t need seeing that crap,” said Fred Hill. “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.”

Carrie Fisher, who played Leia in all three films, responded to the controversy on Twitter, defending the toy and describing the scene as a triumph for her character:

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