Carrie Fisher silences ‘Star Wars’ body shamers on Twitter
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Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher has shot back at body shamers who say she hasn’t aged well.
Fisher, who plays the iconic Princess Leia (now General Leia) in the Star Wars franchise took to Twitter on Tuesday to silence the remarks being made about her purported weight gain and “aging” appearance.
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Fisher has also been retweeting comments made about her, as well as remarks from the public that The Force Awakens co-stars Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill have faced minimal criticism for their appearance and aging.
In early December, Fisher revealed that she was pressured to lose weight in order to appear as Leia in the new Star Wars movie.
“They don’t want to hire all of me — only about three-quarters!” Fisher told 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.”
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“We treat beauty like an accomplishment and that is insane,” she continued. “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!'”
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