Star Wars sees mag’s dark side
STAR Wars bosses have distanced themselves from a raunchy photoshoot in America’s GQ magazine featuring the movie’s famous robots in bed with comedienne Amy Schumer.
Pictures from the Star Wars- themed shoot emerged this week showing the 34- year- old Inside Amy Schumer star in several risque poses with the famous characters.
The shoot includes images of Schumer, dressed as Carrie Fisher’s Princess Leia, sucking the finger of android C3PO, putting a lightsaber into her mouth, and sitting topless in a bed smoking a cigarette next to C3PO and his droid pal R2D2.
Star Wars fans have tweeted about their shock and disgust at the characters’ involvement in the shoot, and a representative for Lucasfilm and Disney, who own the franchise, released statements insisting they did not give permission for it.
A tweet on the official Star Wars page reads: “Lucasfilm and Disney did not authorise, participate in or condone the inappropriate use of our characters in this manner.”