Jennifer Lawrence Will Tell Anyone To F@#! Off If They Tell Her To Diet

Jennifer Lawrence Harpers UK

Jennifer Lawrence is a healthy role model and an advocate for positive body image, no doubt. But that doesn’t mean she is exempt from the pressure to stay thin and go on a diet, from Hollywood and critics who feel they have a valid reasoning for telling her how she should look.

We all love her because she portrays the kind of strong, confident talented young woman we all aspire to be, in our own industries. She doesn’t let what other people think about her body deter her from being successful, and neither should we.

She is November’s covergirl for Harpers Bazaar Magazine in the UK, and spoke about her career, as well as some of the old Hollywood crap she has to put up with about her looks.

Apparently, when she was a young actress, she was called “fat”. Her message is vitally important to many young girls, because her determination and ignorance of people who would even utter those horrible words to a young girl is a powerful thing.

“I was young. It was just the kind of sh*t that actresses have to go through. Somebody told me I was fat, that I was going to get fired if I didn’t lose a certain amount of weight. They brought in pictures of me where I was basically naked, and told me to use them as motivation for my diet.” she explains.

The reason she spoke about it was because, now that she is an award-winning A-list actress, someone decided to remind her of that incident, thinking it wouldn’t still affect her. It was probably a good thing in the end, because it was just another excuse for her to use her voice on a big platform like Harpers Bazaar to reiterate why young women should never be ashamed of their bodies.

They thought that because of the way my career had gone, it wouldn’t still hurt me. That somehow, after I won an Oscar, I’m above it all. ‘You really still care about that?’ Yeah. I was a little girl. I was hurt. It doesn’t matter what accolades you get. I know it’ll never happen to me again. If anybody even tries to whisper the word ‘diet,’ I’m like, ‘You can go f*ck yourself.'”

Yes, it hurts, and may be a reminder for a long time to come of what it feels like when someone calls you fat. But use that memory as a reason to pick yourself up and get revenge on those naysayers. The best revenge is, of course, being successful.

Harpers Bazaar describes her this way: “As if proof of her refusal to conform to Hollywood norms, she cheerfully lambasts starvation diets and says that before each take on a film, she is most likely found eating chips.” Bravo! And yay for chips!

Thank the good Lord above for awful experiences that serve to only make us stronger women. And thank goodness for actresses and celebrities like J-Law who aren’t afraid to be different, and not change themselves just because someone else says they should.

If giving the press room the middle finger after collecting her Oscar for Silver Linings Playbook isn’t enough to convince you she is a girl who is willing to stick it to tradition and turn up her nose at rules, then we don’t know what is.

Ladies, please remember to always be yourselves, no matter what the media, fashion, advertizing or your peers tell you. And may the odds be ever in your favor!

Jennifer Lawrence, Harpers Bazaar

 

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