- Carrie Fisher has defended herself on Twitter against body-shamers
- She asked people to stop debating, saying the comments hurt her feelings
- Fisher first played Princess Leia in 1977
The 59-year-old actor was the unfortunate recipient of a barrage of hateful tweets from critics who felt the need to tell her she's aged badly in the past three decades.
Never one to shy away from a fight, the pint-size princess did not mince words, telling detractors exactly what she thought
of their remarks.
"Please stop debating about whetherOR not I aged well.unfortunately it hurts all3 of my feelings.My BODY hasnt aged as well as I have," Fisher wrote on Twitter.
She added, "My body is a brain bag, it hauls me around to those places & in front of faces where theres something to say or see."
While on the subject of body-shaming, Fisher brought up the issue of gender imbalance by retweeting a supporter who wrote, "Men don't age better than women, they're just allowed to age."
She finished by posting: "Youth and beauty are not accomplishments, they're the temporary happy biproducts of time and/or DNA. Don't hold your breath for either.(sic)"
Fisher has spoken about feeling pressured to lose weight before reprising her role in the space saga.
"'They don't want to hire all of me -- only about three-quarters!" she told Good Housekeeping UK
in early December.
"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."
This week, Disney announced that the latest installment in the "Star Wars" franchise broke the $1 billion mark at the box office
just 12 days after its global release.