My head is still reeling.

Steve Martin tweets this:

When I was a young man, Carrie Fisher was the most beautiful creature I had ever seen. She turned out to be witty and bright as well,

What a lovely tribute to the iconic "Princess Leia," who died on Dec. 27 at age 60.

Uh-uh–not if you're a media feminist. In the world of media feminism, a man's calling attention to a dead woman's beauty is…blatant sexism. It's the "male gaze," you know. So Martin's Twitter tribute provoked this tirade from New York magazine's Claire Landsbaum:

[R]emember Fisher for her immense talent, her outspoken feminism, and her moving commentary on mental health — not for the way she looked onscreen.

And this sark-tweet from actress Lisa Friedrich:

Carrie Fisher was the most beautiful little girl with bare feet I had ever seen in the kitchen – Steve Martin.

At the Huffington Post, media analyst Cavan Sleczkowski  flat-out called the tweet  "sexist."

So, well, Martin caved to the bullying and deleted his tweet-memorial. 

You can't fight media feminism, I guess.

And they say there's no war against heterosexual men.