Jennifer Lawrence: ‘I Think It Should Be Illegal to Call Somebody Fat on TV’
Can Jennifer Lawrence get any more awesome? Spoiler alert: Yes, yes she can.
The ‘Hunger Games‘ actress, who was named one of Barbara Walters’ ‘Most Fascinating People of 2013,’ sat down with the broadcast journalist and had a frank conversation with her about the media’s affect on its younger viewers.
The Academy Award-winning actress’ tirade began when Walters prompted her with a question that most likely referred to Lawrence’s tiff with Joan Rivers, the host of E!’s ‘Fashion Police.’
“You’ve criticized people who judge people on the red carpet,” Walters stated. “You’re very sensitive to that. Why?”
“Because why is humiliating people funny?” Lawrence answered. “And I get it, and I do it, too. We all do it.”
“But I think when it comes to the media, the media needs to take responsibility for the effect that it has on our younger generation, on these girls that are watching these television shows and picking up how to talk and how to be cool,” Lawrence said passionately. “So then all of a sudden being funny is making fun of the girl that’s wearing an ugly dress or making fun of the girl that’s, you know.”
“And the word fat,” she continued. “I just think it should be illegal to call somebody fat on TV.”
But she really drove home her point with her closing remarks on the subject, questioning:
“If we’re regulating cigarettes and sex and cuss words because of the effect it has on our younger generation, why aren’t we regulating things like calling people fat?”
You tell ’em, JLaw.