Jennifer Lawrence the Hunger Games star recently stated that “It should be illegal to call someone fat on TV”.
She added during an interview with US host Barbara Walters, “Because why is humiliating people funny?” The 23 year old actress who plays Katniss in the Hunger Games seems to be very concerned over the fact about the media’s criticism and attitude and how it affects the young generation.
She adds that the media should be careful and should take responsibility about what they portray to the youth, especially young girls who grow up watching television shows and pick up on how to talk and be cool.
“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.” Says Lawrence.
She went further on adding that if we regulate sex, cussing and cigarettes then why aren’t we regulating calling people fat?
Though this issue has been sneaking around under the radar unnoticed by many it certainly does have an effect on the young population which can cause a lot of insecurity and sometimes leads to a certain worst case scenario.
Jennifer tells us that she felt like she was back in high school again with all the criticism about her figure going around as she was deemed “fuller” by industry standards.
She told the December 2012 issue of Elle magazine that “in Hollywood, I’m obese. I’m considered a fat actress”.