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.

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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.

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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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