Steve Martin made a bit of a ‘blunder’ with his remembrance tweet for Carrie Fisher and got slammed so hard for it, he was forced to take it down.
Fans and critics slated his choice of words, deeming them ‘sexist,’ which prompted him to remove the offending article.
The Princess Leia actress, shocked the movie world when she died suddenly on December 27th, after a heart attack aged just 60.
Grammy-winning Steve took to Twitter to share his condolences, only to be met with a furious backlash, the Daily Mail reports.
When I was a young man, Carrie Fisher was the most beautiful creature I had ever seen. She turned out to be witty and bright as well.
Twitter users were outraged by Steve’s ‘thoughtless’ tweet and slated him for using Carrie’s looks to celebrate her life and career.
Some people just have a way with words, and other people … oh … not have way. -Steve Martin
— Sherry Dyck (@ysocialmediaca) December 19, 2016
New York Magazine were so up-in-arms about the post, they created a whole article, demonising Steve for his social media ‘slip up.’
Remember Carrie Fisher for her talent, her feminism, her commentary on mental health — not for the way she looked https://t.co/R3eZqy6Ooh
— New York Magazine (@NYMag) December 28, 2016
Not everyone was horrified about Steve’s outburst though, with many rushing to the 71-year-old’s side in support of his tribute.
If you were upset by Steve Martin’s tweet about Carrie Fisher, congratulations! You are officially addicted to outrage.
Now, seek help.
— Peter Cook (@_Peter_Cook) December 28, 2016
. @SteveMartinToGo 4 the record. Anyone with a brain understood the intention of your tweet. ✌️️
— Michael Cudlitz (@Cudlitz) December 29, 2016
Criticizing Steve Martin for saying Carrie Fisher was a beautiful creature is the kind of PC nonsense that gives liberalism a bad name.
— David Edward Burke (@DavidEBurke) December 29, 2016
Good job, Internet.
Let's go after Steve Martin.
Clearly he's a sexist and needs to be villainized.
— Roger Craig Smith (@RogerCraigSmith) December 28, 2016
Even Piers Morgan had something to say…
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) December 29, 2016
I don’t think that Steve meant anything hurtful or offensive by his comment, it was perhaps just a misguided attempt at making a joke in the light of the recent, devastating events.
Either way, things quickly got out of hand…