Jennifer Lawrence It Should “Be Illegal” to Call People Fat on Television
Somehow Jennifer Lawrence has once again proved why she should rule the world. The Oscar Award winner of our hearts recently sat down with Barbara Walters for the famous news lady’s annual Most Fascinating People special.
During their candid one-on-one, Barbara, seasoned journalist that she is, references Jennifer’s well-known remarks about shows like E!’s Fashion Police that nitpick some of Hollywood’s hottest.
“Why is humiliating people funny?” Jennifer explains of her critique of such shows. “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.”
When girls watch television shows they’re “picking up on how to talk and how to be cool.” The result? “All of a sudden being funny is making fun of the girl that’s wearing an ugly dress,” explains Jennifer.
J.Law take her point a step further, telling Barbara she thinks it should “be illegal to call somebody ‘fat’ on TV,” comparing it to the likes of banning smoking or swearing on certain programs because of the negative influence such actions have on young viewers.
We totally get Jennifer’s point so only have one counterargument to make: Just think of all the little girls out there who want to be Katniss Everdeen. Let’s hope they’re too busy practicing archery to overanalyze their profiles in the mirror.