Shamed by backlash, Cinnabon deletes ‘best buns’ tribute to Carrie Fisher – was it in poor taste?

After news broke that actress Carrie Fisher had died days after she suffered a heart attack, tributes came from all corners of the Internet.

Well-meaning fans were forced to backtrack after offending the social media crowd.

Baked goods company Cinnabon deleted, and later apologized for, a tweet in which it said the iconic actress had “the best buns in the galaxy.” An homage to her iconic role as Princess Leia in the “Star Wars” franchise.


The tweet was deleted not long after actor Steve Martin had to delete his seemingly innocent tribute because of similar backlash.

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It also came months after the company declared that Fisher had the “second” best rolls in the galaxy on May 4, a day celebrated as a holiday by many “Star Wars” fans.


The response from social media users to the original tweet was mixed. Some were outraged at the company, while others thought it was a proper tribute. The responses are below. Tell us your opinion.

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