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Carrie Fisher Flawlessly Shuts Down People Saying She Hasn’t Aged Well

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Carrie Fisher Star Wars The Force Awakens premiere December 2015

Star Wars: The Force Awakens features appearances from several characters in the original trilogy, including Princess Leia Organa, who is now General Leia Organa. This should be great news for Star Wars fans, as they get to revisit their favorite characters from previous movies. Some people, however, are mostly disappointed that they no longer want to see Carrie Fisher in a slave bikini.

Carrie herself responded on Twitter this week to the ageist and sexist criticism she's received for her appearance in the new movie. Here's what she said:

Shortly after that, she shared this thought, along with a photo of her therapy dog Gary. (Carrie has been open about her experience with bipolar disorder.)

She also retweeted this sad truth about the treatment of women in Hollywood from a supporter:

If you're wondering what kinds of things people have been saying to or about Carrie, you need only look at the comments she retweeted. Like this one from a guy whose entire experience watching The Force Awakens was apparently ruined by Carrie's appearance.

Or this guy who thinks that insulting someone for the normal human process of aging is valid criticism.

Carrie closed things out with this tweet reminding everyone of what really matters:

Carrie has said that she lost weight for her appearance in the new film, telling Good Housekeeping U.K. recently that looking young and thin is an expectation of the film industry:

“I'm in a business where the only thing that matters is weight and appearance. That is so messed up. They might as well say get younger, because that's how easy it is.”

You rock, Carrie Fisher.

(Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

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