We just adore Jennifer Lawrence, who seems to be comfortable in her own skin and a great role model for younger girls.
The “Hunger Games: Catching Fire” star told Barbara Walters that “it should be illegal to call somebody fat on TV”, saying it’s a horrific influence on young people. Her remarks come just after Flare magazine photoshopped her to appear slimmer. Like she needs it!
Lawrence, who is part of Walters’ “10 Most Fascinating People of 2013” TV special, stated, “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.”
The Oscar-winning actress has been on the receiving end of weight-related criticism herself. She told Elle magazine in December 2012, “In Hollywood, I’m obese. I’m considered a fat actress. I’m Val Kilmer in that one picture on the beach.”
But now Jennifer is taking a stand against bullying over weight, saying, “If we’re regulating cigarettes and sex and cuss words because of the effect they have on our younger generation, why aren’t we regulating things like calling people fat?”
On a related note, a Flare magazine cover making the rounds is actually from 2011, but shows Jennifer Lawrence before and after being photoshopped on their cover. They made her waist and hips slimmer. It’s ridiculous because she looks great as she is!
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