We’re all for social justice… but this is a bit much.
Unfortunately, the already devastating news got even more heartbreaking on Wednesday when Carrie’s mom Debbie Reynolds died from a stroke.
But some people seemed to take out their frustration over Carrie’s passing on one of her most famous mourners: Steve Martin.
However, the comedian’s tribute to Carrie was overshadowed by people calling his tweet sexist. In fact, the Roxanne actor was hit so hard, he actually deleted the post entirely on Thursday!
Ch-ch-check out Steve’s “sexist” tweet for yourself (below)!!!
THAT was the tweet people found offensive??
Apparently. Someone even wrote an article decrying Martin’s tribute as reducing the Star Wars star to “a wet dream for prepubescent men.”
Wow. It’s like they didn’t even bother to read the full 140 characters to get to the part where he said she was “witty and bright.”
If he really had been just boiling down her accomplishments to looking good in a gold bikini, that obviously would be an awful sentiment, worthy of reproach.
But this was someone who knew her personally, intimately in fact — Carrie once revealed they had slept together during the Star Wars days — briefly describing his evolving feelings for the one-of-a-kind talent.
Thankfully, many came to Martin’s defense:
People are ridiculous w/ the backlash over @SteveMartinToGo tweet. You’re allowed to find someone attractive before judging other qualities.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ (((Cass Lynch))) (@cassadylynch) December 29, 2016
I’m going to be pissed off all day because people bullied Steve Martin into deleting a tweet about his friend, Carrie Fisher.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ New Years Desolation (@BloatedCarcass) December 28, 2016
We wish those who made Steve feel the need to delete his tribute had stopped to consider the man actually knew Carrie and her sense of humor.
Did U find Steve Martin’s Carrie Fisher tribute sexist??