Disney doesn't approve of Amy Schumer's sexy 'Star Wars' shoot
There was a little too much force inside Amy Schumer's August issue of GQ -- that's what Disney/LucasFilm thinks, at least.
The studio behind the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens let it be known that it did not approve of Schumer's racy Star Wars-themed photoshoot in GQ's special comedy issue.
The sexy shoot -- which featured Schumer posing suggestively with likenesses of C-3PO, R2-D2 and other Star Wars characters -- was all in good fun, but some Star Wars fans took to social media to express outrage. They felt that Schumer, who GQ dubs the "funniest woman in the galaxy," had no right sexualizing the beloved franchise's characters.
The folks behind the official Star Wars Twitter handle agreed, tweeting an official response to fans who asked if the studio had given its blessing to the magazine.
"Lucasfilm & Disney did not approve, participate or condone this inappropriate use of our characters," the studio repeatedly tweeted.
How hot were the photos to cause such an uproar? Schumer appears on the GQ cover posing in a Princess Leia-esque bikini while sucking C-3PO's finger, and inside the magazine spread she does the same thing to a lightsaber. PG they are not!
In another photo, the comedian inspires serious droid rage as she sits topless in bed between C-3PO and R2-D2. As if the subtext isn't clear enough, she and C-3PO are smoking post-coital cigarettes.
"We really did have sex," Schumer joked to ET at the premiere of her new romantic comedy Trainwreck earlier this week, adding that she and other members of her family are "crazy about Star Wars."
Still, some fans are guffawing at the spread and encouraging others to lighten up.
Schumer doesn't seem too upset about the Star Wars smackdown -- she's too busy celebrating Trainwreck's opening weekend by retweeting fans' rave reviews of the movie.
Watch Amy Schumer laughing it up behind the scenes of the controversial Star Wars photoshoot in the video below: