Jennifer Lawrence has a few (very wise) things to say about body image in Hollywood...
Jennifer Lawrence isn’t one to keep her opinions to herself, thankfully. So when The Hunger Games star was asked for her thoughts on body image recently, she didn’t hold back.
Appearing alongside Yahoo! in a live Q&A, J-Law was asked by an audience member for her advice for young girls struggling with body image criticisms.
‘Well screw those people,’ Jennifer said to the point.
Continuing: ‘I experienced it in school before I was famous. The world has a certain idea – we see this airbrushed, perfect model and then if you don’t look like that...
'You have to look past it – you look how you look, and be comfortable. What are you going to do? Be hungry every single day to make other people happy? That’s just dumb.'
Showing off her new pixie crop for the interview, a drastic new look she debuted last week, the Hollywood starlet is no stranger to overlooking her own red carpet criticism. Not so mention, laughing off that Oscars fall.
So with the red carpet in mind, the outspoken actress continued: 'And shows like the Fashion Police are just showing these generations of young people to judge people based on all the things that are wrong, and that it’s okay to just point at people and call them ugly, and call them fat.
'They call it ‘fun’ and welcome to the ‘real world’, and that shouldn’t be the real world. That’s going to keep being the real world if we keep it that way. It’s not until we stop treating each other like that and just stop calling each other fat – with these unrealistic expectations for women.
'It’s disappointing that the media keeps it alive and fuels that fire. That’s something that really bothers me, because I love to eat.'
Jennifer is set to hit the red carpet in London tonight, as she joins her Hunger Games co-stars at the Catching Fire premiere in Leicester Square.
And as the style pack await word of her designer, dress colour and how she'll style up her new 'do, something tells us Jennifer won't be putting such unneccessary pressure on herself. About time, too.
By Jessica Bridgeman