Steve Martin was among the many celebrities who paid a social media tribute to late Star Wars star, Carrie Fisher. However, his message, which was supposed to be a compliment caused controversy – leading some to attack the 71-year-old actor online for being sexist.
Steve’s tweet read:
Some Twitter users called out Martin for focusing on Fisher’s physical appearance before her personality, causing martin to delete his message. However, other social media users were quick to note that Steve Martin ended up being unfairly bullied for his message.
We can understand how some, including Claire Landsbaum on New York Times’ The Cut Magazine, may have felt outraged by Steve Martin’s post – but also agree that bullying an old man who made a slightly clumsy but ultimately heartfelt tribute to a deceased friend is taking things a bit far.
What do you think? Was Steve Martin’s tweet worthy of him being called out – or do you think that it was those who trolled the 71-year-old movie star who were in the wrong?
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