Justice

Carrie Fisher Responds to Sexist Comments About Her 'Star Wars' Look

January 1st 2016

By:
Laura Donovan

Carrie Fisher was only 20 years old when "Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope" came out in 1977, and some people can't seem to understand why she would look differently nearly 40 years later in the newly released "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."

After trolls made fun of Fisher on social media for aging since the late 1970s, Fisher posted some hilarious Twitter responses that have drawn praise from her fans:

"Please stop debating whether or not I aged well," she wrote. "It hurts all three of my feelings. My BODY hasn't aged as well as I have. Blow us."

RELATED: Carrie Fisher Has A Powerful Message On Mental Illness

Fisher went on to share a follow-up post including a photo of her dog:

Fisher also retweeted this:

Many others praised Fisher for rising above cruel trolls who apparently don't understand the aging process:

Several years ago, Fisher became a spokesperson for Jenny Craig after facing body shaming from critics, with some calling her Jabba the Hut. She dropped 50 pounds, but told People magazine that it was the psychiatric hospital Silver Hill in Connecticut that really helped her get back on her feet.

RELATED: Jennifer Lawrence's Latest Words on Body Image Are Important

During a recent appearance at the Hay festival, Fisher discussed the obvious aging of her and her co-stars Harrison Ford and Mark Hamil since the first "Star Wars" films.

"We all look a little melted," she said, according to The Guardian. "It's good to see other melted people. And it is good to have us all in a room because it's unique. I mean, I don't suppose they have reunions for the 'Gone With The Wind' gang."

Earlier this year, she told StarWars.com that being a sex symbol in her twenties wasn't as great as many might think.

RELATED: This 'OITNB' Star Has A Strong Message on Body Image

“I didn’t like that, because you have to live up to something there, and I forget what it is, but it wasn't something I was really focused on in that way,” Fisher said.

Several years ago, she called out the ridiculousness of the expectation that she look like Princess Leia forever.

“I swear when I was shooting those films I never realized I was signing an invisible contract to stay looking the exact same way for the rest of my existence,” she said.