Carrie Fisher Has a Message for Ageist Haters

'Youth and beauty are not accomplishments,' she writes
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 30, 2015 9:01 AM CST
Carrie Fisher Has a Message for Ageist Haters
Carrie Fisher appears at Comic-Con International on July 10, 2015, in San Diego.   (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

Some moviegoers have been quick to point out that Carrie Fisher's Princess Leia in The Force Awakens isn't quite as dashing as she once was. "Carrie Fisher is this angry, loud mouth, fat woman now," one viewer wrote on Twitter. "Princess Leia got fat," said another. Guess what? "Youth and beauty are not accomplishments," Fisher, 59, tweeted to the haters on Tuesday—more than three decades after her younger self appeared in a gold bikini in 1983's Return of the Jedi, reports CNN. "They're the temporary happy by-products of time and/or DNA. Don't hold your breath for either." (That's actually our more-readable translation. Her tweet goes: "Youth&BeautyR/NOT ACCOMPLISHMENTS,theyre theTEMPORARY happy/BiProducts/of Time&/or DNA/Dont Hold yourBreath4either/ifUmust holdAir/takeGarys.")

"My BODY hasn't aged as well as I have," she added. "My body is my brain bag, it hauls me around to those places and in front of faces where there's something to say or see." Earlier in December, Fisher spoke out about the difficulties actresses over 40 face in finding movie roles, and she lamented the fact that she was "pressured" to drop 35 pounds for her return to the big screen, per the Washington Post. "I'm in a business where the only thing that matters is weight and appearance. That is so messed up," she told Britain's Good Housekeeping. "They might as well say get younger." (More Star Wars stories.)

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