Well, at least Amy Schumer‘s used to being in hot water!
The comedian covered the latest issue of GQ magazine with a sexy Star Wars-themed photo shoot, but the companies behind franchise are uh, not happy about it..or not happy about fans not being happy. Either way, I’m INTO IT BIG TIME.
The official Star Wars Twitter account responded to multiple tweets from outraged fans about the sexy nature of the shoot (there are lots of photos, but for example, Schumer puts a lightsaber in her mouth while wearing the braids and bikini. Oh yeah, she also poses topless in bed with C-3PO and R2-D2, so you know).
Responding to a Tweet reading, “I can’t believe @Disney signed off on the use of @starwars characters/props in the fashion depicted in @GQMagazine,” the Star Wars account wrote, “Lucasfilm & Disney did not authorize, participate in or condone the inappropriate use of our characters in this manner.”
The reps for Star Wars continued to send the same message to angry fans- but some people DUG IT! The movies’ veteran lead star Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker) tweeted this past weekend, “Got excited when I saw @amyschumer @GQMagazine pics & thought she was just cast in Ep 8! We should be so lucky.”
HAH! We SHOULD be so lucky.