Most people would applaud parents who make the effort to protect their children from the inappropriate content that makes up most of today’s entertainment. However, one Philadelphia father doesn’t seem to know when to pick his battles.
Fred Hill was shopping at a Target Store in the Philadelphia area when he came across a toy he considered shocking: a Star Wars action figure of Princess Leia wearing what the box described as a “Slave Outfit.” He’s deeply offended, and now, lots of other folks have decided that they are offended too, more than 30 years after Carrie Fisher donned the “slave outfit” in the film Return of the Jedi.
“That’s pretty inappropriate. I got two daughters I don’t need seeing that crap. They’re like ‘dad why does this doll have a chain around its neck?’ I don’t have any answers. I was just blown away looking at it,” Hill said. Since he seems to have no idea why Princess Leia is in a “slave outfit” with a chain around her neck, Hill is apparently the only adult left in America who hasn’t actually watched Return of the Jedi.
Phildelphia station WTXF is offended too (as seen in the video below), and they managed to find more parents who suddenly have their panties in a bunch. “It’s a little indecent. A little more clothing would have helped,” Eugenia Mirica said. “It’s just a bit much for a child. So, no, I probably wouldn’t give this to my 4-year-old and maybe not an 8-year-old,” Tiffany Mahan said.
Hill’s solution to the problem? A toy ban! He wants the figure thrown out of stores. Hasbro, who makes the Star Wars figure in question, released a statement saying they have received no other complaints about the figure, so perhaps there aren’t very many overly-sensitive, politically-correct, spineless parents out there afraid of their own shadow.