Carrie Fisher Lets the Haters Have it
Carrie Fischer, most famous for her role as Princess Leia in Star Wars, but is currently heating up Broadway, is pissed and wants everyone to know it.
Carrie broke the cardinal celebrity rule by Googling herself, and was not pleased with what she found.
She took to her blog to address the issue, and the haters: more specifically someone that said she used to be hot and now looks like Elton John. Carrie labeled her post “Weight AND Wisdom!” and let the obscenities fly:
“I was hot when most people are hot—- in my f***ing 20’s & part of my 30’s……THEN, in an effort to imitate humans, I had a child &, to further maintain my life like disguise, I took medications for about 9 thousand years, &, despite all my efforts, I continued to get older & older——inadvertently, I assure you….. I also must confess that I ate food. I’m sorry….. I realize that I promised never to eat anything but lettuce & sun flower seeds, but tragically, I was unable to keep my promise…..
I understand completely if you can’t find it in your heart to forgive me for looking like 3 decades have passed…….Of COURSE you should mock & belittle me for being so large!! What else could you POSSIBLY do?????!?
I know i don’t really have the right to ask……I’m a public figure——Ive made an unspoken contract to keep that figure slim…….but still, I find myself wondering…….See, I think the folks that insult & mock celebrities who DARE to pack on ten pounds or—–God forbid——MORE than ten!…..I would think it only fair that they post a photo of themselves along with their poisonous observations! And you know what else would be SUPER cool??? Their IQ! ALL the numbers! An approximate count of Weight AND wisdom!”
Amen! As all of us that write for this website can attest to, people like to leave hateful, personal and completely inappropriate comments from the safety and anonymity of their computer. I don’t know what it is about the internet, but it makes people feel they can say whatever they want about you, no matter how hurtful or vulgar. I can’t imagine what its like to be a celebrity- every dimple, every pimple, every pound gained or lost is scrutinized by any yahoo with a keyboard and an internet connection. You aren’t judged by what you choose for the public eye to see- you are judged simply as a human being, by people who don’t, and probably never will, lay eyes on you in real life.
It’s undoubtedly harder for older women in the biz, who are not only compared to who they used to be, but to the younger and sexier starlets waiting to take their place. There isn’t much room for an aging woman in Hollywood- aside from very few exceptions. Men become sexier with age , but women fade away into oblivion as there just simply aren’t as many roles for them. They are written off as too old, too fat, too unattractive and too undesirable to the public. Whether that is our fault as the public, or the entertainment industry for not giving us the benefit of the doubt is up for debate, but regardless, we do not revere age: WE FEAR IT.
I was never a fan of Star Wars, but I do believe I just became a full fledged member of the Carrie Fisher Fan Club, and her potty mouth.