29/12/2016 08:53 SAST | Updated 29/12/2016 08:54 SAST

Steve Martin Deletes Carrie Fisher Tribute After Backlash

Martin was criticized for a sexist tweet following the actress' death.

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Actor Steve Martin arrives at the 5th Annual Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Governors Awards in Hollywood, California November 16 2013.

Steve Martin's tribute to the late Carrie Fisher did not sit well with some.

The actor tweeted about Fisher following news that the "Star Wars" actress died Tuesday after suffering a heart attack on a flight from London to Los Angeles last week.


New York Magazine noted that Martin's tweet focused on her physicality, rather than her talents or her impact. According to Us Weekly, one user on Twitter replied: "I think she apprised to be something higher than just being pretty. How do you want to be remembered?"

The actor ultimately deleted the tweet following the backlash.

While some thought criticism of Martin was unjustified, others said Fisher ― a staunch feminist who spoke out against the objectification of women throughout her career ― wouldn't have paid any mind to the "whiny dudes" getting mad over the clap-backs.

A rep for Martin was not immediately available for further comment.