Steve Martin Gets Heat Over His Carrie Fisher Comments

Dec 29, 2016  •  Post A Comment

Comedian Steve Martin came under fire for his comments following the death Tuesday of Carrie Fisher, with some social media users calling his tribute sexist. Time magazine reports that Martin later deleted the tweet that caused the backlash.

Martin’s tweet read: “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.”

An article in New York Magazine addressed the dustup over Martin’s post, and may have helped fuel the controversy. Writer Claire Landsbaum noted in the piece that Fisher resisted being pigeonholed as a sex symbol in the years since she appeared in a gold bikini in “Return of the Jedi.”

“That characterization of Leia — as a wet dream for prepubescent men — is something Fisher spoke out against her whole career,” Landsbaum wrote.

Time notes that many Twitter users responded to the backlash with comments in support of Martin’s tweet. One user wrote: “If this from Steve Martin triggers you, you are addicted to outrage and need help. Do you really think Carrie Fisher would be offended?”


  1. I have to agree that what Martin wrote was pretty inoffensive. It just seems as if some people are constantly waiting to come across something to get outraged about. I am pretty certain that someone will find my comment offensive.

  2. There are so many total losers in the entertainment world and in the world in general now…people who are just too lazy and not motivated that they don’t care if they look unattractive, if they look like a slob, or if they are 50 pounds or 100 pounds overweight. So now, we are not supposed to call women who are attractive the word beautiful, we are not supposed to call fat people fat, and on it goes. Steve Martin’s comment in fact was complimenting Fisher, but we are not supposed to be candid these days! Now wonder much of middle America is pushing back, and going for someone like Trump who politics aside, dares to speak his mind.

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