Carrie Fisher’s Princess Leia is an iconic female character in cinema. Princess Leia was royalty, held her own against Han Solo and Luke Skywalker all while saving the day. Princess Leia has become a symbol of hope, female strength and empowerment. Yesterday, millions of people organized around the world during the Women’s Marches and Carrie Fisher’s Princess Leia had a strong and hopeful presence.
Social media postings from around the world showed many people dressed up as Leia with signs saying, ” “We are the resistance,” “Carrie Fisher sent me,” and “Estrogen Strikes Back.”
Mark Hamill joined in support of the movement, taking to Twitter writing, “I know where she stood. You know where she stood. Such an honor to see her standing with you today. Bigly. #Resistance #WorldWideWomensMarch.”
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) January 21, 2017
— Ari Berman (@AriBerman) January 21, 2017
Many celebrities around the world joined in the marches, Melissa Benoist made headlines for her sign. Benoist is known for playing Supergirl on The CW and used her superhero persona to express her thoughts on President Trump. Women’s March on Washington has organized peaceful protests all across the United States and Melissa Benoist joined the movement, with a strongly worded message for President Trump.
“Hey Donald, don’t try to grab my p**** – it’s made of STEEL”.
Source: Entertainment Weekly