The former comics editor at EW has some pointed observations:
7. Some parents should just be ashamed of themselves. Adam and I crashed the giant ballroom a little early for the Snakes on a Plane panel, and caught the tail end of the Lucasfilm presentation. Needless to say, the 6,000 seat Hall H was filled with every stripe of Star Wars character. We grabbed two seats on the aisle, and happened to be next to this knockout of a girl, dressed as slave-girl Princess Leia. I mean, really, really beautiful this girl was, and not wearing much of anything. Then, she started talking to the 40-something guy sitting next to her. Turns out he was her dad. And she was 14 years old. Now, as awkwardly revolting as it is to realize that you were, innocently and inadvertently, lusting for a minor, that’s nothing compared to the fact that this girl’s father not only allowed her out of the house dressed like an astro-whore, but took her to a place—first among many—where she’d be eyeball-schtupped by men 4 times her age who wouldn’t think she was sad or silly for dressing like that, they’d feel entitled. And, as a father, you’re not supposed to put your kid in situations like that. You’re not supposed to chum the water with your own offspring.