Jennifer Lawrence Puts The Smackdown On “Fat-Shaming” In Hollywood

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Jennifer Lawrence has had one of the best years of her career. After winning an Oscar for her role in The Silver Linings Playbookshe went on to smash box office records in the opening weekend of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and it looks like she is about to dominate the film arena all over again with American Hustle, which has been nominated for Golden Globe awards.

While the camera’s weren’t rolling, J-Law showed time and time again throughout the year that she is a normal girl who will not ever give in to Hollywood body pressure, she has no qualms talking about how much she loves food, and that she thinks is sickening how women tear each other down. Her message has been very consistent whether it was an interview with Yahoo or Vogue magazine, and Jennifer has now become the unofficial celebrity spokeswoman for healthy girls and healthy attitudes.

Every Christmas Barbara Walters interviews a group of celebrities and personalities for her “Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2013″ ABC special. No surprises that this year Jennifer Lawrence was included in the list, and we think it’s because of her incredible success on-screen, as well as her inspirational messages that her young fans have been paying close attention to.

In a metaphorical “eff you” to Hollywood, Jennifer has openly dissed shows like ‘The Fashion Police’ arguing that people who make a career out of dissing others and tearing one another down is sad and pathetic. She tells Barbara she understands why people do it, as we are all guilty of it, “But why is humiliating people funny?” she says.

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The best part about the interview is when she gets down to business, saying the media needs to take responsibility “for the effect that it has on the younger generation, on these girls that are watching these television shows.”

“The word ‘fat’ I just think it should be illegal to call someone fat on TV. If we’re regulating cigarettes and sex and and cuss words because of the effect it has on the younger generation then why aren’t we regulating things like calling people fat?”

Bravo Jennifer! She is totally saying what a lot of people need to hear, and what a lot of people are thinking. We are so glad being a role model comes naturally to her. The 23-year old is using her position in the media and Hollywood to great effect and we hope this will inspire many other females in the industry to do better.

Saying we want to help and be positive influences on the girls in our lives is one thing, but truly living it out every day is another. The truth is it IS far too easy to go along with the crowd and make fun of other women every chance we get, because then we will fit in with a crowd or a clique. Sometimes doing the right thing will make us unpopular and shunned, but wouldn’t you rather be alone than in the company of bad characters?

It’s time to stop the fat-shaming, Hollywood, and start ushering in a culture of women supporting each other and promoting healthy lifestyles and attitudes toward each other. Aaaaand action!

 

 

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