Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Using Celebrity for Good

I'm always inspired when I read about actresses who have the guts to speak out against the sick, image-obsessed industry they work in. See Raven Symone, Margaret Cho and Gabourey Sidibe.

Let's now add Ms. Jennifer Lawrence. She's been criticized for being "too fat" to play a "starving" impoverished Katniss.
GLAMOUR: You must be in amazing shape.
JL: I hate saying, “I like exercising.” I want to punch people who say that in the face.

Ha! Further reading:
-The ‘fatness’ of Katniss? Jennifer Lawrence laughs off insults
-Jennifer Lawrence Calls Out Bad Body Image Role Models For Girls In Hollywood


  1. Yes! It is encouraging to see girls and women who accept their bodies as they are. What a breath of fresh air! Thanks for sharing, April!

  2. it's true. i didn't think of how healthy-looking everyone else was. none of the actors from the other poorer districts looked like they'd been starving, either. i guess if it gives younger girls a more positive message about body image, the supposedly starving characters are allowed to look healthy. i'm sure the good that it does probably outweighs my nitpicking about accuracy. taking care of your body is probably more important than entertaining people for money. method actors might be a little crazy? i guess people are allowed to take it as far as they want, and jen lawrence didn't wanna take it that far.

    lol, hollywood.