A few Twitter trolls felt the witty wrath of Carrie Fisher and learned first hand that one does not mess with General Leia Organa.
Responding to ignorant Tweeters commenting on her body, Fisher hit back with a few truths worth remembering, and did so with the unmatched Internet abbreviation skills of a 14-year-old girl.
Youth&BeautyR/NOT ACCOMPLISHMENTS,theyre theTEMPORARY happy/BiProducts/of Time&/or DNA/Dont Hold yourBreath4either/ifUmust holdAir/takeGarys
— Carrie Fisher (@carrieffisher) December 30, 2015
The 59-year-old actress and sex symbol to generations of Star Wars fans has garnered a reputation as a unapologetic feminist who calls it as she sees it, and so when she read this Tweet…
— SurferJoe (@surfJoeMalibu) December 30, 2015
She did what she does.
Please stop debating about whetherOR not👁aged well.unfortunately it hurts all3 of my feelings.My BODY hasnt aged as well as I have.Blow us👌🏼
— Carrie Fisher (@carrieffisher) December 29, 2015
Fisher also retweeted a supporter who pointed out the ongoing discrepancy between how society views ageing female and male actors.
— Ines Coelho (@ines_opcoelho) December 29, 2015
A few weeks ago Fisher told Good Housekeeping about the pressures to shed 35 lbs for her role in the new Star Wars film.
‘They don’t want to hire all of me – only about three-quarters! Nothing changes: it’s an appearance-driven thing. I’m in a business where the only thing that matters is weight and appearance. That is so messed up. They might as well say get younger, because that’s how easy it is.”
Long live General Leia Organa! All of her.
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