Cinnabon Caves to PC Police, Deletes Hilarious Carrie Fisher Tribute
Social justice warriors have done it again. A writer at Slate shamed Cinnabon into deleting its tweet commemorating Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher, best known for her role as Princess Leia Organa.
"RIP Carrie Fisher, you'll always have the best buns in the galaxy," the company tweeted. The tweet featured a cinnamon-sugar picture of Princess Leia with her signature hair buns as cinnamon rolls.
While this tweet might have been "too soon," liberals took entirely too much offense at it.
Here are some tweets expressing outrage.
Slate's Matthew Dessem asked "Twenty-Four Questions Raised By Cinnabon's Regrettable Tweet," as if he had nothing better to do. Here's a sampling of his questions:
1. Did anyone look at the tweet and say "maybe not" [ sic] before you sent it?
2. When you said Carrie Fisher had "the best buns in the galaxy," were you talking about her butt?
3. Did you know Carrie Fisher hated the Star Wars hairstyle depicted in your tweet, referring to it as a "hair prison for the fat" in her cheeks?
4. Have you considered renaming your Cinnabon® Classic Roll a “Dough Prison® for the Fat" in memory of Ms. Fisher?
15. Do you think dead people have more attractive "rolls" and "buns" than the living? Is that sort of Cinnabon's "thing?"
I understand Dessem's point, but it is patently absurd to ask such questions. Cinnabon was clearly making a joke out of the Princess Leia hair buns, something Star Wars nerds do all the time. (My wife loves to dress up as Princess Leia, and she makes jokes about the hair buns all the time — they are iconic, even if Carrie Fisher did not like them.)