Jennifer Lawrence on the red carpet

Jennifer Lawrene has taken an extreme position on the media and body image


Jennifer Lawrence has continued her crusade against negative body image, in a candid interview with American TV show host, Barbara Walters.

'Why is humiliating people funny?' the Hunger Games star asked Walters.

The 23-year-old Oscar Winner, who is currently up for a Golden Globe for her role in American Hustle, was being interviewed for the ABC TV show Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2013. We think J Law's place in that list is well deserved, not least because of her stellar film roles, but because of her brilliantly wry sense of humour, and straight-talking attitude.

'And I get it, I do it too. We all do it,' Jennifer continued. '[But] I think the media needs to take responsibility for the effect 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.'

Jennifer Lawrence

in fact, Jennifer thinks calling somebody fat on TV is so unacceptable, it should be illegal.

'So all of the sudden being funny is making fun of the girl that's wearing an ugly dress. And the word fat! I just think it should be illegal to call somebody fat on TV. I mean, if we're regulating cigarettes and sex and cuss words because of the effect it has on our younger generation, why aren't we regulating things like calling people fat?' Go Jen!

The Hollywood actress' views on the media's relationship with body image are no secret: J Law recently criticised Joan Rivers' show Fashion Police for its less-than-complimetnary-digs on celebrity appearances.

'There are shows like 'Fashion Police' that are just showing these generations of young people to judge people based on all the wrong values and that it's OK to point at people and call them ugly or fat, Jennifer told Yahoo! CEO Marissa Meyer.'

'We have to stop treating each other like that and stop calling each other fat.'

Jen, we're with you all the way…

By Olivia Marks

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