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Steve Martin removes Twitter tribute to Carrie Fisher after purification

Actor Steve Martin speaks at the podium of the 75th Annual Peabody Awards in New York city, USA May 21, 2016.

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Steve Martin received clearance for a tribute he paid to Carrie Fisher on Twitter.

On Tuesday, the comic wrote in a since deleted tweet, “When I was a young man, Carrie Fisher was the most beautiful creature I had ever seen. She appeared to be witty and bright.”

The Media and the fans immediately turned on, the comedian says Martin’s tweet had a sexist undertone.

@SarahAnnRhoades @TheCut I think she aspired to something higher than the https://t.co/R5qxdhADzj do you want to be remembered?

— Joe Bennett (@jbennett0121) 28 December 2016

Seriously @SteveMartinToGo shut down with a jerk to think Carrie Fisher was beautiful and say so, on the occasion of her death…

— SarahLee (@sarailola) 28 December 2016

Steve Martin’s tweet about Carrie Fisher is very bad https://t.co/if7QV6Ow3b

— The Cut (@TheCut) 27 December 2016

However, many fans came to Martin’s defense, to say the backlash over his tweet was called for the inclusion of a Twitter user screengrabbed the post.

Here is Steve Martin’s fine little tweet praising Carrie Fisher that some of the grumps put under pressure to remove him. pic.twitter.com/A1W5qYkdwI

— Capitalics (@Capitalics) 28 December 2016

I’m pissed off the whole day because people bullied Steve Martin in the removal of a tweet about his friend, Carrie Fisher.

— New Years ‘ Desolation (@BloatedCarcass) 28 December 2016

#SteveMartin tweet about #CarrieFisher
Am I missing something?
What is the squak about?
Sounded nice to me

— a very bad MOTHER (@GiglioMarilyn) 28 December 2016

If you are upset by Steve Martin’s tweet about Carrie Fisher, congratulations! You are officially addicted to outrage.

Now, to seek help.

— Peter Cook (@_Peter_Cook) 28 December 2016

Was Steve Martin’s tweet about Carrie Fisher offensive? Absolutely not. Not in the least.

— Ezinne (@nilegirl) 28 December 2016

A rep for Martin not immediately return FOX411’s request for comment.

Cinnabon also faced criticism for a tweet they sent saying “RIP Carrie Fisher, you’ll always have the best sandwiches in the galaxy.” They deleted their tweet.

#cinnabon pic.twitter.com/m0TERwWW2g

— Michael O’brien (@Converge241) 27 December 2016

During her life, Fisher was outspoken about the rampant sexism and ageism in Hollywood. In 2015, the actress addressed critics who objectified her appearance.

Youth&BeautyR/NOT REACHED,theyre theTEMPORARY happy/BiProducts/Time, and/or DNA/Dont Hold yourBreath4either/ifUmust holdAir/takeGarys

— Carrie Fisher (@carrieffisher) December 30, 2015

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