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Aug 17, 2015

So all this fuss about Amy Schumer and no one cares about everything else that has come before?

Princess Leia's slave bikini from Return of the Jedi is an iconic part of Star Wars. Serving to titillate young men everywhere (and maybe young women too), that gold bikini has become the gold standard for all kinds of measures. Am I as pretty as Leia? Should I wear a gold bikini to a cosplay convention? What if I'm just taking the piss. What if my children see a woman wearing a gold bikini and this offends me?

Amy Schumer naked in bed with R2D2 and C3PO

Enter Amy Schumer. An 'overnight' success in the sense that she's popular after years of hard work. So what does she do? She dons the gold bikini and sexes it up by giving oral pleasure to a blue lightsaber and having an apparent threesome with R2D2 and C3PO.

And queue the outrage across the internet! Twitter was abuzz. Abuzz! So much so some one in the official Star Wars camp felt the need to tweet about the outrage:


It was nearly up there with people getting out raged that Sansa was raped in Game of Thrones.

Nearly.

But as with that show where there had already been been plenty of raping and abuse of female characters, the moment something ugly and brutal happened to a fan favourite and no one really said much (Jaime and his sister excluded), all bets were off and fans were outraged that Leia's image had been compromised.

Same thing with Amy Schumer. She was accused of being disgusting. Sure, she was proactive and pushing a line where some people may not be comfortable but no one card when America's Next Top Model donned the same golden bikini and kicked Jar Jar in the nuts. Maybe that's because a lot of people hate Jar Jar so don't care. Maybe that's because Amy Schumer isn't America's Next Top Model. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

Mark Hamill approved though. Bless his dirty heart.

Amy won't care regardless, she got the publicity she wanted, which frankly is what it is all about.

While fans will love and adore Star Wars and let it become a part of their heart and soul, they need to remember the owner of Star Wars is all about making money, and sex sells baby, sex sells.

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