Be careful of what you say online. Otherwise, you run the risk of getting in the middle of a major controversy with a simple tweet.
That?s what happened with 71-year-old comedian Steve Martin. He?had to delete his Twitter tribute to the late Carrie Fisher after being shamed as a sexist online.
Steve Martin?s tribute tweet sparked controversy on the Internet. Many users were quick to judge the tweet to be outright sexist and even disrespectful to Carrie Fisher?s memory. The tweet speaks of how Martin found Fisher to be very attractive in his youth before going on to compliment her for being witty and smart.
Martin?s tweet read: ?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.?
In its core, one can argue that the tweet means well and is written sincerely by Martin. However, many users online perceived the tweet to be offensive and sexist. This was largely because users pointed out that Martin had primarily emphasized Fisher?s looks above all other things, and then described her intellect as a mere follow up.
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Because of this, many users have went on to shame the comedian all over social media. The shaming of Steve Martin had been so great that it prompted the comedian to delete his Twitter tribute tweet to Fisher.
Seriously @SteveMartinToGo quit being such a jerk for thinking Carrie Fisher was beautiful and saying so on the occasion of her death…
? SarahLee (@sarailola) December 28, 2016
On The Defense
Many people were offended about Martin?s tweet, but just as many were offended with the shaming done to Martin as well.
Many netizens went and supported Martin and pointed out that the tweet was in good will. Many also pointed out that Martin was a good friend of Fisher?s and that he had good intentions in mind.
I’m going to be pissed off all day because people bullied Steve Martin into deleting a tweet about his friend, Carrie Fisher.
? New Years Desolation (@BloatedCarcass) December 28, 2016
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