Carrie Fisher Responds to Body Shamers on Twitter
Carrie Fisher has responded to those criticizing her appearance in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and, as usual, she did not mince her words.
“Please stop debating about whether OR not I aged well,” she tweeted. “Unfortunately it hurts all 3 of my feelings. My BODY hasn’t aged as well as I have. Blow us.”
She went on to emphasize that there is more to her than flesh and bone.
“My body is my brain bag, it hauls me around to those places and in front of faces where there’s something to say or see,” Fisher tweeted along with a photo of her canine sidekick, Gary Fisher.
Fisher also retweeted one of her followers who said, “Men don’t age better than women, they’re just allowed to age.”
Earlier in her press tour for “Force Awakens,” in which she plays General Leia Organa, she divulged that she was pressured to lose more than 35 pounds for the new film.
“They don’t want to hire all of me – only about three-quarters!” Fisher said in an interview with Good Housekeeping. “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.”
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” has been shattering box office records since bowing on Dec. 18, currently holding the title for fifth-highest domestic grosser ever. It has light-sped past $1 billion in global ticket sales.