Demi Lovato Praises Carrie Fisher For Standing Up to Body Shaming Trolls
Carrie Fisher's been a hero to science fiction fanatics for decades, but after a string of recent tweets, her fan base has expanded to the pop culture galaxy's furthest reaches.
Last week, the Star Wars actress fired back at online trolls who'd criticized her appearance in the franchise's latest installment, The Force Awakens (Youth&BeautyR/NOT ACCOMPLISHMENTS,theyre theTEMPORARY happy/BiProducts/of Time&/or DNA/Dont Hold yourBreath4either/ifUmust holdAir," she tweeted). Among the cheers that resulted were Demi Lovato's—the singer jumped to praise the woman behind General Leia for her resolution.
"...for women of all ages everywhere. Thank you @carrieffisher.. You are
#goals," Lovato tweeted yesterday (January 3), adding "This woman has been through so much and yet she still doesn't let the haters get to her.. Awesome example."
And while virtual vitriol may be an unpleasant pill to swallow, Fisher and the Star Wars cast are being received like kings and queens otherwise. According to ABC News, The Force Awakens, which has topped the box office charts for a third week, has already surpassed Jurassic World and Titanic in terms of domestic earnings, raking in $740.3 million in only 19 days. Only Avatar, which made $760.5 million after its 2009 release, has earned more in the United States.
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