The sexy shoot -- which featured Schumer posing suggestively with likenesses of C-3PO, R2-D2 and other Star Wars characters -- was all in good fun, but some Star Wars fans took to social media to express outrage. They felt that Schumer, who GQ dubs the "funniest woman in the galaxy," had no right sexualizing the beloved franchise's characters.
The folks behind the official Star Wars Twitter handle agreed, tweeting an official response to fans who asked if the studio had given its blessing to the magazine.
"Lucasfilm & Disney did not approve, participate or condone this inappropriate use of our characters," the studio repeatedly tweeted.
@RogueKnite Lucasfilm & Disney did not approve, participate in or condone the inappropriate use of our characters in this manner.
At least one member of the Star Wars camp have given Schumer the thumbs up -- and it's a pretty important one! Mark Hamill, who played Luke Skywalker in the original three films and who is set to appear in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, tweeted his appreciation for the comedian on Saturday.
"Got excited when I saw @amyschumer @GQmagazine pics & thought she was just cast in Ep. 8!" he wrote. "We should be so lucky."
Got excited when I saw @amyschumer@GQMagazine pics & thought she was just cast in Ep 8! We should be so lucky.
How hot were the photos to cause such an uproar? Schumer appears on the GQ cover posing in a Princess Leia-esque bikini while sucking C-3PO's finger, and inside the magazine spread she does the same thing to a lightsaber. PG they are not!