Carrie Fisher Is Not Going to Take Your Internet Body Shaming

Princess Leia strikes back.

Carrie Fisher in 2013. Image via Wikimedia Commons user Riccardo Ghilardi

It seems that a few of the millions of Star Wars fans have emerged surprised from the latest film in the series. They’re not shocked that director J.J. Abrams’ reboot was actually pretty good; no, they are flabbergasted that, between 1977’s A New Hope and new release The Force Awakens, actor Carrie Fisher’s Princess Leia has aged. A few have been tweeting horrible things on the subject.

And has Fisher got words for them. In a short but sweet Twitter rant, now-General Leia put her critics on blast, reminding the internet that she is a human with (some) feelings:

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But also that every body is “brain bag,” anyway:

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(Note the above features Fisher’s dog Gary, who she has been charmingly dragging to events throughout the Force Awakens press cycle.)

Fisher’s brain is a particularly good one, as she’s used the years between Star Wars movies to become a popular writer and performer. She made waves in 2008 for her one-woman show Wishful Drinking, her frank recounting of her struggles with drugs and bipolar disorder that was also filmed for an HBO special. Fisher later transformed the show into a critically successful book.

“Youth and beauty are not accomplishments,” Fisher concluded on Twitter. “They are the temporary, happy byproducts of time and/or DNA. Don’t hold your breath for either.”

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(Via The Guardian)