January 07, 2017

Trolls attack Steve Martin's “sexist” tweet mourning his friend Carrie Fisher

David MenziesMission Specialist

2016 wasn’t a particularly good year for celebrities. A number of them passed away, some at relatively young ages, including of course, Carrie Fisher.

Social justice warriors pounced on another celebrity, Steve Martin, who tweeted out a heartfelt tribute to the dearly departed Princess Leia, saying:

“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.”

Martin nailed it. Fisher was an attractive woman, but for those wild and crazy SJWs, he earned a world of hurt for referring to Fisher as a "beautiful creature."

SJWs descended upon Martin on social media, blasting him for insensitivity and sexism.

Then, Martin did the worst thing possible when dealing with Generation Snowflake: he capitulated to their outrage by deleting his tweet.

Moving forward in 2017, can we all stop apologizing to these odious soldiers of political correctness? Let’s make 2017 the year in which surrender is not an option.

If you really want to hit these twerps where it hurts, either ignore them or laugh at them. If you acquiesce to their demands with an apology or the removal of a tweet or a Facebook posting or agreeing to sensitivity training, this only empowers them. No matter what you do to try to appease them, it’s never enough: they’ll still hate you.

Stand up for free speech or continue to apologize to a confederacy of idiots who seemingly exist only to take offence about something.

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commented 2017-01-09 13:18:19 -0500
I like the Steve Martin tweet & agree with him 100%.
commented 2017-01-09 00:04:52 -0500
Kevin Brooks; Ya right now we are a bit of a joke but so have you been the last 8 years. We’re working on the problem so wise up. Are you sure king Billy the kinky of little rock didn’t get to your boy scouts?
commented 2017-01-08 20:16:00 -0500
Canada is a joke thanks to your liberal pixey dust unicorn government.The boy scout troop of Arkansas could make you another state in 1 day.Everyone in the U.S knows your Natives run the country and use white people as cash cows
commented 2017-01-08 16:39:08 -0500
Is it The Rebel or David Menzies who are responsible for promoting this ridiculous line of thinking? The original tweet from Steve Martin stirred up a few independent comments, but to perpetuate it a week later seems pathetic.

This is not an opportunity to criticize SJW, it is a chance for readers of The Rebel to ask themselves why this outlet carries on with such a pathetic story.
commented 2017-01-08 15:38:41 -0500
Just check out Carrie Fischer’s Beach Blanket Bimbo From Outer Space sketch played on SNL dating from the 18th of November 1978, that shows what kind of retards are accusing Steve Martin for a comment that has nothing wrong in itself, on the contrary, chances are Carrie would have mostly been flattered.
commented 2017-01-08 10:10:11 -0500
How to reply to a SJW attack for any reason.
commented 2017-01-08 03:41:50 -0500
Carrie told this story on many occasions “….maybe eight years ago some guy said to me, I thought about you every day from when I was 12 to when I was 22. And I said every day? And he said, well, four times a day. And, you know, what do you say to that — thank you?”
I think she could come up for herself quite well when she decided a metal bikini wasn’t her thing anymore and became an excellent writer and script doctor. Steve Martin’s tweet is just sweet and lovely, he shouldn’t have removed it but I guess it’s understandable. What’s more important, the memory of a friend or getting engaged in a TwitterWar you can’t win from these Spoiled Juvenile Wimps? Little brats that have never, ever experienced anything in the real world that could have shaped them or given them true empathy and insight on what life really is all about. I do hope a SJW never tries to defend my rights because they feel I’m part of a minority. They’d spoil it anyway since there are other minorities who are naturally better. As you all know, color & religion beats homosexuality.
commented 2017-01-07 23:44:23 -0500
One further thing:
Martin once told one of the best jokes about feminists against men:

Woman passenger next to him: “Do you mind if I smoke?”
Martin: “No. Do you mind if I fart?”

Right on, Steve!

Stick your anti-Steve stuff up your farting arses!

Martin was always anti-Left. Good on him.

commented 2017-01-07 23:29:08 -0500
How interesting that Martin defends Carrie Fisher’s character. I once heard a Neil Diamond fan tell me that Diamond (a musical genius, of course), was better than than Simon. That, for example, that Paul Simon was gay. How weird, since Simon was married to Carrie Fisher from 1983-4. Simon is a brilliant songster, not a gay. Three marriages to women proved that. Steve Martin is right here. Fisher was a true talent.
commented 2017-01-07 22:11:44 -0500
She was a nice piece of ass when she was younger… she gave a lot of young boys spank bank material and that’s a compliment to the highest power.. rip sweetness.. to the political correct , my complaints department is located about 6inch below my belly button, tug 8 times then speak clear..
commented 2017-01-07 21:43:42 -0500
Andre Lauzon, and how’s that working for you?
commented 2017-01-07 20:29:27 -0500
David, why do you even speak on the subject. If everybody ignored the trolls they may go away.
commented 2017-01-07 19:36:08 -0500
I just turned 50 and- thank god – men my age still throw out a nice compliment every now and then. I feel for the little girls I teach – humourless, non-flirting,romance-free, bland life ahead?
commented 2017-01-07 19:12:38 -0500
Can you imagine Martin’s first film, “The Jerk”, getting aired now? A truly progressive film making fun of racism. Yet the lines, “I was raised a po’ black chile…”, “Why Ah’m a Niggah” as he goes against iron balls who slighted blacks, the fact that blacks had rhythm and whites did not. A prime film mocking racism, yet it would not be aired now.

Don’t even get into the sketches he wrote and sometimes acted in for the premier left show, The Smothers Brothers.

So an intelligent progressive, which is now an oxymoron, makes a very nice statement about a female friend and is forced to withdraw it by moronic progressives because he wants to keep things respectful for the dead. Something the morons of the regressive left have no clue about.

Aside point: Carrie Fischer would have appreciated both the physical and intellectual comments from a male friend. People with both attributes like to show them off. It is the regressive left that have neither that goes ballistic. Evidence being twiggy-puff.
commented 2017-01-07 19:10:14 -0500
I’ve been dismissing those idiots for years! I even lost private citizens and business contacts over it for years. Screw ‘em, I won’t accept those twerps even of it costs me all the money in the world!
commented 2017-01-07 18:11:18 -0500
I am really getting angry at seeing white men brutalized by the press. As a biblical feminist, I am also sensitive to this raging bigotry…This poor man was MOURNING a good friend and a beautiful woman whom he got to know over time…how DARE these ignorant women attack him because they believe it is politically correct to hate white men! This makes me furious. Political correction is AGAINST THE FIRST AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION and it is high time someone took this to the supreme court and outlawed this cancer on the minds and speech of all people! I am sure most of us are in a renewed sense of rebellion against this fabrication that is due for a comeuppance! I am so sorry he deleted his message…and succumbed to this travesty against the rights of all people!
commented 2017-01-07 16:54:52 -0500
And i might add , that would be damn fun to watch as well.
commented 2017-01-07 16:54:26 -0500
Wish we could put all these perpetually offended jackals on an island together so they can rip each other apart over some imagined slights, i doubt we would have to wait long for them to whittle down to one last survivor who would then commit suicide because he or she offended themself.
commented 2017-01-07 16:52:31 -0500
SIGH!! Please quit enabling these friggin morons Steve , i get that it may have put you in a bad spot, but i think Carrie would have wanted you to stand up for what you believe in.
commented 2017-01-07 15:12:32 -0500

These toxic hypocrites hold everyone to impossible moral standards to which they themselves feel exempt.
commented 2017-01-07 15:02:38 -0500
I can understand that Steve may not have wanted to turn it into a circus out of respect for Carrie, if that was his thinking. It happened anyway and it only emboldened the bullies. Is there ever really a situation where we should let this nonsense slide? Doesn’t fighting speech and thought control supersede just about everything?

Maybe Steve shouldn’t be on twitter if he can’t deal with the heat. Maybe he’s too sensitive for it. Anytime anyone backs down from these wingnuts it makes the fight harder to win. If he can’t be a part of the solution he could bow out and stop being a part of the problem. i love Steve Martin’s work, his acting, music, comedic sense and his love of the visual arts, (he’s making Lawren Harris of our Group Of Seven, great again). Steve is a great guy, but we need soldiers to fight in this war against common sense, and those without the fortitude to do so should stay out of the ring completely. That means no social media at all, because there will always be someone who takes umbrage with something you say. Backing down is three steps back.
commented 2017-01-07 14:03:27 -0500
I can’t find it in my heart to criticize Steve Martin. I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t want to deal with the garbage being generated by expressing grief and appreciation for a friend lost. Beyond all the pc angles to this is the totally distasteful and disgusting reactions to his comments. Is there no longer any situation where these people realize it is not the time or place for their disrespect? That maybe their opinion is not really all that important?
commented 2017-01-07 13:10:48 -0500
I can’t help but notice that the SJWs and their muslim pals have a similar leaning. They are the professionally offended. They both characterize what George Bush said of the muslims, “It’s always something. If it isn’t the crusades it’s the cartoons”.
commented 2017-01-07 12:46:25 -0500
Liza: Right on. Martin certainly insulted Carrie Fisher and her memory by backing down as well as showing the world he has no backbone.
For someone in his position and, quite frankly, the weight that his career and reputation carries, he could have made a very intelligent and powerful statement to these leftist.
Martin will now be shunned for not being PC and for being a whimp, He lost both ways.

Here’s an article on this. Note the paragraph on what ‘political correctness’ is, half way down the page re: Kate Lorenz. “not just what you say….[but] means learning about others and respecting the differences that make each of us unique

Political Correctness is CULTURAL MARXISM. Kate Lorenz probably may not be able to pronounce CUL-TUR-AL MARX-IS-M. And if you look up cultural Marxism, it means “Cultural Marxism places great emphasis on analyzing, controlling, and changing the popular culture, the popular discourse, the mass media, and the language itself”

Steve Martin…..you are a whimp and Carrie Fisher would have included you in her one-woman show as one of those men who disappoint and then dump the women in their lives for something better.
commented 2017-01-07 12:02:21 -0500
Another one down. It’s not the first time Steve. You are now officially cowed.
When I hear this stuff it only makes me want to be even more offensive than I already am to these sjw idiots. Thanks for nothing Steve. Now I have to step up my push back. You could at least pull your weight in this war against stupidity. It wouldn’t kill ya to push back. I’m not sure Carrie would appreciate your lack of spine.
commented 2017-01-07 10:20:25 -0500
“Stand up for free speech or continue to apologize to a confederacy of idiots who seemingly exist only to take offence about something.” Yes, well said, David. Or to reuse an old saying, either we use it or lose it. You guys at the Rebel are doing your bit (more than a bit, actually), and I very much appreciate it.
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