- The Washington Times - Friday, January 6, 2017

A Change.org petition calling on the Walt Disney Corp. to make Carrie Fisher’s iconic Princess Leia character a “Disney princess” is well on its way to its goal of 75,000 signers, People magazine reported Friday.

“What we are asking is that the Walt Disney Corporation hold a full ceremony inducting Leia as the newest Disney princess as well as a special service in memory of Carrie Fisher,” reads the petition started by Cedar City, Utah, man Cody Christensen.

At the time of this writing, more than 57,500 individuals joined Mr. Christensen’s petition.

At least two other similar petitions are listed on Change.org, but neither has garnered the sheer number as Mr. Christensen’s. A Montreal woman who started a counter-petition urging Disney to not make Leia a Disney princess so far only has five signers on board. 

The “Star Wars” franchise has been a Disney property since October 2012, when creator George Lucas sold his eponymous Lucasfilm company for $4 billion.

 

 

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