So some guy found a bunch of old Starlogs and comes across this piece of information:
April 1979: As for why Chewbacca doesn’t receive a medal at the end of “Star Wars,” this is as good of an explanation as any other.
I think the reason the wook [sic] didn’t get a medal was because Princess Leia simply isn’t that tall. He could have received his after the ceremony.
Chewbacca doesn’t get a medal because Princess Leia isn’t tall enough?
Chewbacca gets screwed over publicly because Princess Leia is a racist / speciesist bitch.
- She uses a slur describe Chewbacca.
- When trying to think of the most disgusting thing she can think of, she picks wookies. A woman that has been in a trash compactor with a tentacle monster, thinks a person that saved helped save her from execution is grosser.
Who gets medals? The two white guys. The brown guy that convinces Han to go back, the guy that’s shooting the guns on the Millennium Falcon to save that farm boy’s ass, is the one that gets bupkis.