The Star Wars team have said they did not approve GQ magazine’s photo shoot featuring comedian Amy Schumer in suggestive poses with C-3PO and R2-D2.
“Lucasfilm Disney didn’t approve, participate in or condone the inappropriate use of our characters in this manner,” said a response on the official Star Wars Twitter feed.
The American GQ front cover features Schumer sucking C3PO’s finger.
She is dressed as Princess Leia, originally played by Carrie Fisher.
Inside the magazine Schumer also appears in the back of a cab with Chewbacca, C-3PO and Yoda, dancing with stormtroopers and in bed with R2-D2 and C-3PO.
The Trainwreck and Inside Amy Schumer actress was chosen as American GQ’s cover star for its August comedy issue, saluting her as “the funniest woman in the galaxy”.
On Thursday the comedian was nominated for eight Emmy Awards for her Comedy Central series Inside Amy Schumer, including lead actress in a comedy series and the writing and directing comedy categories.
The comment from Lucas Film and Disney came in response to tweets from disgruntled Star Wars fans.
One wrote, “I can’t believe @Disney and @starwars are allowing @GQMagazine to do this DISTASTEFUL #starwars spread shame on all of you”.
Another agreed, “This is the lamest thing I’ve seen in a while.”
The new Star Wars film The Force Awakens – one of the highlights of the recent Comic-Con festival in San Diego – is set for release on 18 December.
It is the first in a new series of films in the sci-fi franchise.
Schumer is currently promoting a film of her own – Trainwreck, directed by Judd Apatow and co-starring Saturday Night Live star Bill Hader. The comedy is released in US cinemas this weekend.