People were not happy with Cinnabon’s attempt at a tribute to Carrie Fisher following her untimely passing on Tuesday:
This was the Cinnabon tweet that people got super upset about. Have fun explaining this to your kids. NSFW pic.twitter.com/UsZBlCZY2J
— Big Cat (@BarstoolBigCat) December 27, 2016
While Cinnabon tried to make a pun about Princess Leia’s iconic hairstyle as it relates to their product, people felt it went too far as a self-promotional tool:
Smh @Cinnabon for advertising their cinnamon rolls on Carrie Fisher’s death
— CJ (@CJace99) December 27, 2016
I also felt the tweet suggested objectification, as “buns” could also be referring to her butt. While Fisher had a fierce sense of humor, she also was a feminist and outspoken of her dislike for her more revealing Princess Leia outfits.
That said… I still don’t know that she would have been offended by that implication.
Cinnabon removed the tweet and issued the following apology:
Our deleted tweet was genuinely meant as a tribute, but we shouldn’t have posted it. We are truly sorry.
— Cinnabon (@Cinnabon) December 28, 2016
Many think Fisher would have found the tweet funny, or are disenchanted by the conversation itself:
I feel like Carrie Fisher would have gotten a kick out of the Cinnabon tweet to be honest.
— Calvin (@calvinstowell) December 27, 2016
When Carrie Fisher was hospitalized, we got mad at Max Landis. When she died, got mad at Cinnabon. Let’s maybe talk about… Carrie Fisher.
— John Squires (@FreddyInSpace) December 27, 2016
everyone on twitter was talking about living more freely like carrie fisher and now they’re getting mad at a cinnabon tweet
— brian feldman (@bafeldman) December 27, 2016
What do you think?
Donna & Marley