Carrie Fisher SHUTS DOWN body shamers over ‘Star Wars’ aging comments

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Carrie Fisher SHUTS DOWN body shamers over 'Star Wars' aging comments

Carrie Fisher is not taking things lying down when it comes to those who spew hateful comments her way. She appears in the new “Star Wars” movie – and SURPRISE – She has aged! (Like her other co-workers, naturally.)

Apparently, fans of the movie ranted against the actress, saying that she hasn’t aged well. Ugh. Seriously.

Of course, Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill have also aged, but in Hollywood, the pressure is put upon the woman to be a constant image of beauty, despite her age. She recently spoke to “Good Housekeeping UK” about the pressures of being a woman in Hollywood. She revealed that the movie’s makers demanded that she lose 35 pounds for the role she was reprising.

She said, “They don’t want to hire all of me – only about three-quarters! Nothing changes: it’s an appearance-driven thing. I’m in a business where the only thing that matters is weight and appearance. That is so messed up. They might as well say get younger, because that’s how easy it is.”

She added, “We treat beauty like an accomplishment, and that is insane.”

After people on Twitter hit out at her, she used to social media site to hit back. She tweeted, “Please stop debating about whether OR not aged well.unfortunately it hurts all3 of my feelings.My BODY hasnt aged as well as I have.Blow us.”

She later tweeted, “My body is my brain bag, it hauls me around to those places & in front of faces where theres something to say or see.”

She added, “Youth&BeautyR/NOT ACCOMPLISHMENTS,theyre theTEMPORARY happy/BiProducts/of Time&/or DNA/Dont Hold yourBreath4either/ifUmust holdAir/takeGarys”.

And there you have it! I saw the movie and thought she looked great! If it’s okay for Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill to show their ages, then it’s okay for her, as well.

Photo Credit: Fame/Flynet

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Wednesday, December 30th, 2015 at 9:09am
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