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FOX 29 News Philadelphia | WTXF-TV
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One Philadelphia father has had enough of over-sexualized toys in his Target!

Fred Hill, "furious" parent to two girls who seem to have been denied the joy of seeing Star Wars, complained to his local Fox News station about a Slave Leia figurine being sold at Target.



Hill feels the toy shouldn't be sold where children can see it, because, as he says, "I got two daughters I don't need seeing that. 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."

Presumably this man hasn't been to a movie in the last forty years, and seems unaware that the toy comes from PG rated film Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. One of his daughters says the toy is "creepy," but when Fox contacted Target Headquarters about it, they said "We have not received any other guest complaints about this product. If the guest has a question we recommend they reach out directly to Target's guest relations team."

Welcome to parenting in 2015, y'all.



Update: The actress who played Princess Leia, Carrie Fisher, has responded to the 'controversy' saying,

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Darth Vader clearly should have stuck around to raise his kids; the sound of the sith lord wheezing puts this little one right to sleep.  Better keep an eye on her midi-chlorian count, dad!

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