Fans say Jewish starlet Amy Schumer's Star Wars photo shoot 'in poor taste'

The actress and comedian's joke spread in GQ was not so funny to fans of the Star Wars franchise.

July 20, 2015 13:03
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Amy Schumer. (photo credit: REUTERS)

GQ Magazine declared Amy Schumer the “funniest woman in the galaxy” in their latest spread,  but not everyone is laughing.

The 34-year-old Jewish comedian and star of the newly released romantic comedy Trainwreck is being criticized for her risqué Star Wars-themed photo shoot, in which she posed in a sexually suggestive manner with characters of the Star Wars franchise.

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The controversial photos used in the spread include the actress lying in bed with R2-D2 and C-3PO and putting a light saber in her mouth.

The August cover, which GQ posted on their Instagram account, features Schumer wearing a Princess Leia bikini top while sucking on C-3PO’s finger.

Fans took to Twitter to voice their frustrations with the spread, calling it "in poor taste." The official Star Wars Twitter account tweeted a response on Friday in which they stated that they do not condone the use of their characters in an inappropriate manner.

Star Wars content is jointly owned by the Lucasfilm production company and Disney, who acquired the franchise in 2012.

While the photo spread upset some fans, one actor from the franchise didn’t seem to mind. Mark Hamill, the actor who played Luke Skywalker seemed fond of the spread in his response to angry fans. Hamill tweeted that he “got excited” when he saw the pictures and said they would be “lucky” if Schumer was cast in a future movie.

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