Martin deletes tweet call­ing Car­rie Fisher ‘beau­ti­ful’

The Washington Times Daily - - POLITICS - — Jes­sica Chas­mar

Ac­tor and co­me­dian Steve Martin deleted a tweet that de­scribed Car­rie Fisher as a “beau­ti­ful crea­ture” af­ter fem­i­nists com­plained it ob­jec­ti­fied the late ac­tress.

Mr. Martin took to Twit­ter like dozens of other celebri­ties to pay trib­ute to the “Star Wars” ac­tress af­ter news broke Tues­day that she died af­ter suf­fer­ing a heart at­tack a few days ear­lier.

“When I was a young man, Car­rie Fisher was the most beau­ti­ful crea­ture I had ever seen. She turned out to be witty and bright as well,” Mr. Martin wrote Tues­day af­ter­noon in the now deleted tweet.

New York mag­a­zine called the tweet “ex­tremely bad” and ar­gued that Ms. Fisher fought against be­ing la­beled a sex sym­bol through­out her ca­reer.

In an ar­ti­cle ti­tled, “Car­rie Fisher Strug­gled Against Be­ing a Nerd-Boy Sex Ob­ject Her Whole Life,” New York mag­a­zine’s Claire Lands­baum wrote that Mr. Martin’s char­ac­ter­i­za­tion of Princess Leia was “a wet dream for pre­pubescent men.”

She said this im­age was some­thing that Ms. Fisher re­peat­edly spoke out against.

“So re­mem­ber Fisher for her im­mense tal­ent, her out­spo­ken fem­i­nism, and her mov­ing com­men­tary on men­tal health — not for the way she looked on­screen,” Ms. Lands­baum wrote.

Mr. Martin has not is­sued any public com­ment on his deleted tweet.


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