ByJack Carr, writer at
You are the Princess Shireen of the House Baratheon, and you are my daughter.
Jack Carr

A lot has happened in the 32 years since Return of the Jedi was released. Same sex marriage was legalized in 22 of the world's biggest countries, women have received something closer to equal pay in every workplace from the boardroom to the tennis court*, and the USA got its first black President. All great.

(*Just don't ask about Hollywood salaries.)

But some injustices have yet to be mended by time, and nobody knows that better than Carrie Fisher. The original Star Wars heroine was asked to lose weight in advance of reprising her iconic role as Leia in The Force Awakens, subsequently slimming down as requested by the studio...

Although there was no real need for her to lose weight, it's hard to deny that she does look incredible - which is why it sucks that even now, there are those on the Internet who can't help but pass judgment on her weight...

And why it's completely understandable that she's just about had enough.

I have to confess, I'm not entirely sure who or what she's referring to when she says "it hurts all 3 of my feelings", but you get the gist of the message: stop discussing Carrie Fisher's body. It's her body, not yours.

She serves up even more truth in her next tweet:

Even as we celebrate how progressive The Force Awakens is with its white female and black male heroes, people still comment on Daisy Ridley's beauty as though it's something she achieved. A great acting performance is an achievement (and she nailed it), her physique or the structure of her face is merely a distraction.

Like the good Leia says, "blow us!". Beauty is temporary. But Carrie Fisher's legacy is not - and it's time we celebrated that instead of focusing on her body.

The Force Awakens is still showing in theaters. Go see it for the fifth time!


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