Steve Martin Slammed For Twitter Tribute to Carrie Fisher
Comedic icon Steve Martin is in a bit of hot water after his tribute tweet to Carrie Fisher was accused of being sexist.
After the announcement of Fisher's passing on Tuesday, Martin tweeted,
Several were quick to point out that Martin's tribute focused on her looks before her talent, including New York Magazine who posted an article calling out Martin, titled 'Carrie Fisher Struggled Against Being a Nerd-Boy Sex Object Her Whole Life'.
Carrie Fisher's appearance in the metal bikini from 'Return of the Jedi' quickly became an iconic image in pop culture, and more recently became a source of controversy with parents groups calling for the banning of any merchandise featuring that image of Leia. While Fisher didn't see herself as a sex symbol and spoke out against the objectifying of women, she actually defended the sexualized image of Leia, saying parents should just tell their children that Leia was forced to wear it, she didn't like wearing it, and she killed the bad guy who made her do it.
Steve Martin quickly deleted the offending tweet and was unreachable by Huffington Post for comment.