Carrie Fisher Shuts Down 'Star Wars' Ageism And Sexism
Carrie Fisher ain't got time for that.
Carrie Fisher, better known as Princess/General Leia Organa, has saved a galaxy far far away numerous times -- but here on Earth she's busy smacking down ignorant ass bigots who come for her looks.
Fisher has spent a considerable amount of her Star Wars: The Force Awakens press tour refusing to put up with sexism from interviewers and fans alike, repeatedly dismissing criticisms of her notorious Slave Leia outfit amongst other things. Over on the Wall Street Journal, Fisher said this about parents calling for a ban on Leia merchandise: "I think that’s stupid ... The father who flipped out about it, 'What am I going to tell my kid about why she’s in that outfit?' Tell them that a giant slug captured me and forced me to wear that stupid outfit, and then I killed him because I didn’t like it. And then I took it off. Backstage."
In the same interview, she also discussed the troubles of older women in Hollywood:“I’m a female working in show business, where, if you’re famous, you have a career until you’re 45, maybe. Maybe. And that’s about 15 people.”
Pretty good answers. Luckily, this wasn't just a one-off pop-off. Fisher went on to repeat similar sentiments later in an absolutely delightful interview (featuring her dog Gary, who now has his own Instagram account) on Good Morning America:
Fisher is back at it again this week, going on a Twitter rant more devastating than a Force Choke:
That'll teach those scruffy headed nerf-herders.