Dressed in character-with-dignity drag by dressing as slave-girl-Leia for an appearance in one sketch on the pilot of a Comedy Central show I don't know for certain will be bad, but which features Kanye West and Kim Kardashian acting on the same stage, which reduces the chance of an Emmy nomination.
Among non-celebrities it looks as if more women have worn Slave Leia than not, though that may be an exaggeration. I couldn't object to that. Girl geeks are underrepresented in the kinds of places people wear idiotic costumes, but deserve as much chance at attention as any other geek.
And I'm not offended on religious grounds as a hardcore Star Wars fanboy myself.
I'm as big a fan of the franchise as anyone who realizes its universe is made up mostly of bad movies, bad writing, poor physics and good explosions.
Nevertheless, it forms the forms the basis of a rich fantasy for many, playground for some and even religion to a few.
I object because this latest incursion makes it look a lot more as if there is no corner of show business or the world covered by Paparazzi out of which the Kardashians can be kept.
Besides, as her own Internet meme, Kim Kardashian is literally the embodiment of empty, formless ambition posing as entertainment, of physical attractiveness and chutzpah posing as talent.
Slave Leia is the opposite – the lowest point to which a woman can be brought against her will who was once monarch of an entire planet.
I take for granted that all of Star Wars, let alone the interpretation of Leia, is more shallow than any person who is not a Kardashian, so comparing them based on cultural depth may turn out to be a weak argument.
So would any assumption that the Kardassionization of the Slave Leia image would do lasting damage to either one.