Steve Martin Faces Backlash For Sexist Carrie Fisher Tribute Tweet
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?”
Seriously @SteveMartinToGo quit being such a jerk for thinking Carrie Fisher was beautiful and saying so on the occasion of her death…
— SarahLee (@sarailola) December 28, 2016
Steve Martin’s tweet about Carrie Fisher is extremely bad https://t.co/if7QV6Ow3b
— The Cut (@TheCut) December 27, 2016
Others, however, ran to Martin’s defense.
Here’s Steve Martin’s fine little tweet praising Carrie Fisher that some grumps pressured him to delete. pic.twitter.com/A1W5qYkdwI
— Capitalics (@Capitalics) December 28, 2016
— deplorable MOM (@GiglioMarilyn) December 28, 2016
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.
Youth&BeautyR/NOT ACCOMPLISHMENTS,theyre theTEMPORARY happy/BiProducts/of Time&/or DNA/Dont Hold yourBreath4either/ifUmust holdAir/takeGarys
— Carrie Fisher (@carrieffisher) December 30, 2015