Carrie Fisher Fans Should All Promote This Comic

December 31st 2015

Laura Donovan

It should be an exciting time for 59-year-old actress Carrie Fisher. Nearly four decades after debuting as 20-year-old Princess Leia in "Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope," she has reprised her role in the newly released "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," which has already earned more than $1 billion worldwide. Yet Fisher's big comeback also brought critiques from commenters who have mocked her physical appearance in the new film, referencing the obvious fact that she's aged since the late 1970s.

The comic below by Jim Benton illustrates the hypocrisy and cruelty of these critics, as many of the people knocking Fisher have also aged, perhaps ungracefully, themselves:

Jim Benton's Carrie Fisher comic

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On Monday night, Fisher responded to the criticism of her aging with some clever tweets:

"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."

Fisher went on to share follow-up posts, one of which includes a photo of her dog, Gary, and another that mentions him:

Fisher also retweeted these tweets of apparent encouragement:


To prove to her followers that she was being trolled for her appearance, she retweeted these remarks:

Several years ago, Fisher slammed the absurdity of the expectation that she look like Princess Leia circa 1977 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.

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