Daisy Ridley, who you might know from a little indie film called Star Wars: The Force Awakens, has hit back at body-shamers who have failed to grasp the notion that the descriptor ‘real women’ quite literally refers to any and all homo sapiens who identify with being female.
An image of her Star Wars character Rey superimposed with a speech bubble that says “I can’t believe the unrealistic expectations I’m setting for young girls. Who cast me anyway? Don’t they know real women have curves?” has been doing the rounds, and yesterday it reached Ridley on Instagram.
The Instagram user who posted the pic has since deleted their account, but here’s the pic in question:
“I can’t believe the unrealistic expectations I’m setting for young girls.” That’s right, folks. The year is 2016, and we have a gang-busters blockbuster that is at once both ‘too feminist’ (so the MRAs say) and ‘setting unrealistic expectations for young girls’. It’s Schrödinger’s Wars.
Ridley hit back at the comments in a length Instagram post of her own:
She has since amended her caption asking fans to stop sending abuse to the original poster.
In other news, Deadline reports that Ridley is the front-runner to play Lara Croft in the Tomb Raider reboot.
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