Ever since her first foray into the Star Wars universe, Carrie Fisher has been an absolute ball, partly because she's hilarious and partly because she's one of the most straight-talking actors of the franchise. Ultimately, if she thinks it, she's gonna say it.
And she clearly wasn't prepared to hold back when it came to a recent controversy regarding her notorious gold bikini that she was forced to wear by slimy Jabba the Hutt in the Return Of The Jedi. If you need reminding of the moment that turned her into a bonafide sex symbol, and the source for many a dark fantasy worldwide, here's a clip of her in the tiny, metallic garment:
While we all know the scene well, and it has definitely gone down in history as one of the most legendary Star Wars clips ever, a new bout of controversy was unleashed recently regarding Leia's slave transformation.
Ultimately, it appears that one doting father has raised a stink regarding some merchandise he came across at Target meant for kids.
Flustered father Fred Hill was quoted referring to the doll as "inappropriate," adamantly stating:
“I got two daughters I don’t need seeing that crap.”
And while a father may understandably find it difficult to explain a barely clothed doll to his daughters, we can all breathe a sigh of relief. This is because Carrie Fisher is here and has hit the nail on the head on why such merchandise still exists and should continue to do so.
Speaking to the Wall Street Journal, the actress addressed the issue as boldly as ever:
"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."
And if the message hadn't been hammered home sufficiently, Carrie expressed similar sentiments during a recent interview with the LA Times, suggesting the following:
“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"
She concluded matter of factly:
"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."
So, there you go, the true Leia has spoken and as far as I'm concerned, there's simply nothing more to say on the matter.