The death of Carrie Fisher is producing some curious reactions. While many are remembering her for her outspokenness and sense of humor, some are rethinking their own attempts at paying tribute.
Cinnabon pulled down its tweet praising Fisher for having “the best buns in the galaxy,” and comic Steve Martin apparently had second thoughts about his tweet calling Fisher the most beautiful creature he had ever seen.
— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) December 27, 2016
Even though it had garnered thousands of likes, the tweet vanished, and Claire Landsbaum of New York magazine’s “The Cut” came not to praise Martin’s tweet, but to bury it.
Steve Martin's tweet about Carrie Fisher is extremely bad https://t.co/if7QV6Ow3b
— The Cut (@TheCut) December 27, 2016
After arguing that Fisher spent her entire career speaking out against the sexualization of her most famous character, Landsbaum concludes that the public should “…remember Fisher for her immense talent, her outspoken feminism, and her moving commentary on mental health — not for the way she looked onscreen.” Agreed?
— Daniel Krauze (@dkrauze156) December 27, 2016
@TheCut this take is Extremely Bad
— thicc moranis (@fightinbob) December 27, 2016
Your opinion is bad and everyone would have been better off if you had kept it to yourself. https://t.co/ukUG0s975H
— (((AG))) (@AG_Conservative) December 27, 2016
@TheCut Oh, bullshit. Take a breath, Agnes.
— Fact Monkey (@MetricButtload) December 28, 2016
@TheCut Why? Because he expressed his honest feelings instead of running them through you PC filter? Get over yourself.
— Andy Collins (@AndyNY2) December 27, 2016
@TheCut He met her when she was a young girl. His opinion evolved. Calm down.
— Christopher W. Jones (@tishightime) December 27, 2016
@TheCut Carrie Fisher would rip you a new one for your PC bullshit, don't you get it?? You make life WORSE. Just shut up.
— Kristine ❀♡❀♡ (@KristineAz) December 27, 2016
@TheCut I saw it earlier and didn't pay much attention to it. I thought it was nice.
— sunflowerNC (@sunflowerNC) December 28, 2016
… and people thinking it was nice is exactly why someone had to correct that assumption, even if it did end up making life worse for everyone.
@TheCut you people make life worse.
— Walterindenver (@WalterinDenver) December 27, 2016