Carrie Fisher to get Hollywood Walk of Fame star, fans say '40 years too late'

Hollywood Chamber of Commerce announced it's Class of 2022, with Fisher's posthumous award stunning social media, who believed she already had one


                            Carrie Fisher to get Hollywood Walk of Fame star, fans say '40 years too late'
Late actress Carrie Fisher is set to receive a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2022 posthumously (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
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Hollywood icon Carrie Fisher will be one of the several celebrities to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2022. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce announced a list of celebrities that would receive the honor on June 17 but was slammed in response. Social media seemed furious that Fisher was being awarded the honor so late after she passed away in 2016. 

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A star on the Walk of Fame is one of the most coveted honors a celebrity can receive, but not in all cases. Back in 2018, vandals attacked Bill Cosby's star, writing the words "serial rapist" on it, shortly before he was sentenced for sexual abuse. During his presidency, Donald Trump's star too was a frequent target for vandals, so much so that the West Hollywood City Council called on the chamber to remove it entirely. 

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Fisher isn't the first celebrity to receive a posthumous star. In January 2018, the chamber awarded Australian wildlife crusader Steve Irwin with a star, 12 years after his tragic death. But while there was little backlash over Irwin's honor, it seems social media is furious that the chamber has been so late to recognize Fisher. 

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Steve Irwin is honored posthumously with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on April 26, 2018 in Hollywood, California.(Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)

Who all are getting stars in 2022?

Fisher, who is best known for playing Princess Leia in the Star Wars films is one of the biggest names on the list, but far from the only one. She will be joined by Francis Ford Coppola, Macaulay Culkin, Willem Dafoe, Salma Hayek, James Hong, Helen Hunt, Michael B Jordan, Regina King, Ray Liotta, Ewan McGregor, Adam McKay, Jason Momoa, Tessa Thompson.

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From the TV space, celebrities who will be honored in 2022 are Byron Allen, Greg Berlanti, Ricky Gervais, Peter Krause, Bob Odenkirk, Holly Robinson-Peete, Norman Reedus, Tracee Ellis Ross, Jean Smart, Ming-Na Wen, and Kenan Thompson. The chamber has also decided to include musical icons like Black Eyed Peas, George E. Clinton Jr., Ashanti Douglas, DJ Khaled, Avril Lavigne, Los Huracanes Del Norte, Martha Reeves, and Ermias “Nipsey Hussle” Asghedom. Like Fisher, Asghedom's star will too be posthumous since the rapper died in 2019 after a shooting in Los Angeles.

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Patti Lupone, Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr., Angelica Vale, Richard Blade, and Michael Strahan close the long list of additions next year. Naturally, there was a lot of excitement around those names, but none drew the kind of controversy Fisher's name did. 

Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher on stage during Future Directors Panel at the Star Wars Celebration 2016 at ExCel on July 17, 2016 in London, England. (Ben A. Pruchnie/Getty)

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Twitter 'stunned she didn't have one already'

One furious user asked, "I’m really happy Carrie Fisher is getting a star in the Walk of Fame, but I’ve got to ask… HOW THE F--- DID SHE NOT ALREADY HAVE ONE?!?!" Another user tweeted, "I just found out that Carrie Fisher is getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame which is cool, BUT SHE DIDN'T ALREADY HAVE ONE??? I thought she would've had one years ago."

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One person said, "I'm honestly stunned Carrie Fisher didn't have one already." One tweeted, "TIL Carrie Fisher didn’t already have a star on the Walk of Fame. Seems 40 years too late." Another user joked, "Carrie Fisher didn't already have a "star"???? They didn't correct this problem while she was still alive???? ?????? I need to go back to reading Supreme Court cases. Celebrity news is way more opaque and confusing."

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Dates for the ceremonies have not yet been announced, as it will be up to the celebrities or their families to decide when they want to be honored. When they do decide, the chamber will update the Walk of Fame website. Since 1960, over 2,000 celebrities have been honored with a star, which has gone on to become a must-see attraction in Hollywood. 

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