Joan Rivers to Jennifer Lawrence: Grow Up and Calm Down
If you can believe it, someone out there is daring to insult Jennifer Lawrence — which is the Hollywood equivalent of slapping Santa Claus or kicking a baby seal.
No surprise, it's Joan Rivers. Joan defended her TV show and blasted the Hunger Games star in an interview with the New York Post's Page Six.
J.Law, aka the world's most charming TMI quote machine, recently talked to Barbara Walters about shows like E!'s Fashion Police, which pick apart what celebs wear. “Why is humiliating people funny?” Jen said. “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.” She argued that it should "be illegal to call somebody 'fat' on TV."
Enter free speech warrior Joan, who told Page Six, “My New Year’s resolution is [ensuring] Jennifer Lawrence grows up and realizes how lucky she is and calms down.”
Joan said Jen is "an amazing actress" and "the next Meryl Streep," but she feels J.Law is being hypocritical with her comments.
“I love that she’s telling everyone how wrong it is to worry about retouching and body image, and meanwhile, she has been touched up more than a choir boy at the Vatican. Look at her posters. She doesn’t have a nose, she has two holes. She just has to learn, don’t talk if you’re doing it.”
Jen has spoken out about her own photos being Photoshopped, so it's not like she doesn't fight back. But she is still part of that system, looking picture-perfect in gorgeous designer outfits on red carpet after red carpet.
Jen may be the best hope to change things (like Katniss!), but at this point she just speaks out about body image and retouching photos, everybody nods and says it's true, and then ... nothing changes. Or maybe things just get worse, since Joan is now ready to get in the ring with the Oscar winner to defend her right to mock people. And did she really make a priest pedophilia joke just in time for Christmas? Sigh. Oh, Joan.