Throughout the month of hype generated by Star Wars: The Force Awakens, veteran of the franchise, Carrie Fisher, has publicly spoken numerous times about how people have said mean things about her changing appearance over the last few decades. Yesterday, the actress unleashed a scathing message on Twitter to put her foot down on those commenting about her looks:
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 returned to the Star Wars franchise in order to reprise her legendary role as Leia Organa. However, people’s physical looks tend to change over the years, and Fisher has been the subject of criticisms and comparisons to her male co-stars by those who say she can no longer rock her iconic gold bikini.
During a recent interview, Fisher talked about how she was pressured by the film’s producers to drop 35 pounds before reprising her role.
“They don’t want to hire all of me – only about three-quarters,” Fisher said. “We treat beauty like an accomplishment and that is insane. Everyone in L.A. says, ‘Oh you look good,’ and you listen for them to say, ‘You’ve lost weight.’ It’s never ‘How are you?’ or ‘You seem happy!’”
Later on, Fisher also retweeted this message from a fan defending her from the haters:
— Ines Coelho (@ines_opcoelho) December 29, 2015
[Image via screengrab]
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