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Amy Schumer's racy Star Wars photoshoot upsets fans, studio

Comedian's series of risque photos in the GQ magazine deemed "inappropriate"

A sexy shoot in the August issue of GQ magazine has got some Star Wars fans - and the studio - all hot and bothered.

US comedian Amy Schumer posed for a series of risque Star Wars-themed pictures, which included one of her suggestively sucking C-3PO's finger on the magazine cover, reported Entertainment Tonight.

Inside the magazine, a picture has her topless in bed with characters R2-D2 and C-3PO while another shows her dancing with stormtroopers. In another shot, the 34-year-old is seen with a lightsaber in her mouth.

The pictures were blasted as "inappropriate" by Lucasfilm and Disney.

A message on the official Star Wars Twitter feed insisted the spread was not "approved".

"Lucasfilm and Disney did not approve, participate or condone this inappropriate use of our characters," the studio repeatedly tweeted.

Some fans felt that Schumer, who GQ dubs the "funniest woman in the galaxy," had no right sexualising the beloved franchise's characters.

 

 

One fan, @RogueKnite, tweeted: "I love @AmySchumer & her comedy routine(s). But this GQ #StarWars spread is just in poor taste."

Schumer joked to Entertainment Tonight at the premiere of her new romantic comedy Trainwreck last week on the photoshoot that "we really did have sex". She added that she and other members of her family are "crazy about Star Wars."

Her pictures have found at least one supporter, actor Mark Hamill, who played Luke Skywalker in the original three films.

Hamill is also set to appear in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

 

 

 

He tweeted his appreciation for the picture spread on Saturday, reported USA Today.

"Got excited when I saw @amyschumer @GQmagazine pics & thought she was just cast in Ep. 8!" he wrote.

"We should be so lucky."

 

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