Like many celebrities, Steve Martin took to Twitter to express his condolences after the death of Carrie Fisher. Unlike, many celebrities, Martin drew fire for his tribute being sexist.

STEVE MARTIN UNDER FIRE FOR SEXIST CARRIE FISHER TWEET

“When I was a young man, Carrie Fisher was the most beautiful creature I had ever seen,” the now-deleted tweet began. “She turned out to be witty and bright as well.” Many fans quickly jumped on the sexist message in the tweet.

“I think she aspired to something higher than just being pretty,” one user replied. “How do you want to be remembered?”

Others, however, ran to Martin’s defense.


Fisher herself had always been, like her mother, an outspoken advocate for women’s rights, and condemned sexism and ageism in Hollywood. In 2015, she tweeted out that “Youth&BeautyR/NOT ACCOMPLISHMENTS.” It seems Fisher would not have been amused by Martin’s tweet either.