By now, most of us know actress and writer Carrie Fisher died Tuesday after suffering a heart attack Friday on a flight to Los Angeles.
Best known for playing Princess Leia in the “Star Wars” movies, Fisher was remembered in a tweet by the New York Times obituary account with one of her most iconic looks – “slave Leia” from “Return of the Jedi.” The choice of this picture caused outrage among some of her fans.
The “slave Leia” from “Jedi” is remembered for wearing a gold bikini while wearing a collar and leash held by Jabba the Hutt. When rumors circulated that Disney, the company that owns the rights to the Star Wars franchise, was going to discontinue making “slave Leia” figures, Fisher said, “I think that’s stupid.”
Explaining what to tell young girls about the outfit, Fisher continued, “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.”