Jennifer Lawrence speaks out about the weighty effect the industry has on fans

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18 December 2013

Jennifer Lawrence thinks it should be illegal to call famous people fat. The 23-year-old Oscar-winning actress is worried about the effect the word has on her young fans.

Jennifer Lawrence thinks it should be illegal to call famous people fat.  The 23-year-old Oscar-winning actress is worried about the effect the word has on her young fans.

jen law There are so many reasons to love her and now we have another. The Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence thinks it should be illegal to call famous people fat. The 23-year-old Oscar-winning actress is worried about the effect the word has on her young and still impressionable fans. Jennifer, who has previously vowed to never go on a strict diet for a film role, believes scrutinising celebrities for their weight has a negative effect on young females across the world.

'What are you going to do? Be hungry every single day to make other people happy? That's just dumb.'

“Why is humiliating people funny? I get it, I do it too. We all do it,” she said during Barbara Walters annual 10 Most Fascinating People of 2013 special.

But she went on to say, "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. So all of a sudden being funny is making fun of the girl that's wearing an ugly dress. And the word fat!”

Jennifer, who previously admitted she is considered fat by Hollywood’s standards, added, “I just think it should be illegal to call somebody fat on TV. 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 somebody fat?"

And what she has to say certainly holds true. Recently, images were recovered of Jennifer that were used for the cover of Flair magazine in 2011. The before and after photos show she was Photoshopped to give her a less-curvy and a more defined silhouette. Her neck was elongated and her arms, waist and thighs were trimmed down.

After the pictures emerged Jennifer spoke out about her disdain for this behaviour by the media industry. "You have to see past it. You look how you look, you have to be comfortable. What are you going to do? Be hungry every single day to make other people happy? That's just dumb."

Sources: Bang Showbiz and cosmopolitan.com

-Faiza Mallick

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