Creators of the Star Wars franchise want the world to know they did not give comedian Amy Schumer permission to feature its characters in her GQ magazine spread.
Schumer is currently appearing in the August issue of the mag as a nude Princess Leia, alongside Star Wars droids.
In response to an angry fan on Twitter, Disney and Lucasfilm announced it had no affiliation with the “inappropriate” Star Wars-themed spread, which shows the topless Schumer sitting in a bed, smoking cigarettes beside R2-D2 and C-3PO.
“Lucasfilm & Disney did not approve, participate in or condone the inappropriate use of our characters in this manner,” the company wrote.
While the mag named Schumer as “the funniest woman in the galaxy,” many Star Wars fanatics seemingly do not agree.
“I’m very mad to see C-3PO sexualized in this way,” said one fan, who even suggested a lawsuit against GQ, per Page Six.
“Those images disgust me and cheapen your characters,” suggested another.
Thursday morning, political commentator and Drudge Report editor Matt Drudge tweeted the question, “Who is @amyschumer? Where did she come from? Why is she being force-fed on population?”
GQ released a behind-the-scenes clip from Schumer’s shoot Thursday, below, in which the 34-year-old actress and comedian makes sexual jokes about the fictional characters.
“Are we not supposed to talk about what really happened?” asked Schumer as she glances over at C-3PO.
Warning: Explicit Language
I love @AmySchumer & her comedy routine(s). But this GQ #StarWars spread is just in poor taste. @starwars — Zack W. (@RogueKnite) July 16, 2015
@RogueKnite Lucasfilm & Disney did not approve, participate in or condone the inappropriate use of our characters in this manner.
— Star Wars (@starwars) July 16, 2015
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