Jennifer Lawrence fires back after backlash over 'revealing' dress
After her nude photos were stolen and spread on the Internet, Jennifer Lawrence has felt uncomfortable taking "sexy" roles in films. But that's all changing with her upcoming movie Red Sparrow, in which she plays a badass Russian ballerina that uses her body as a weapon to seduce her targets. It's too bad Special Counsel Robert Mueller doesn't hire her. She could get Vladmir Putin to admit to stealing the 2016 U.S. election in five minutes.
While attending the premiere of Red Sparrow in London, Jennifer was photographed wearing a velvet Versace gown with a plunging neckline and thigh high leg slit. The actress looked stunning as usual, but received a lot of criticism on social media. Brits noted the temperature was 37 degrees Fahrenheit (3 degrees Celsius). They wondered, man, isn't she cold? Why doesn't she wear a coat? When she posed with her male co-stars, they were bundled in multiple layers of clothing - jeans, long-sleeve shirts, jackets. In comparison, J-Law looked quite exposed. Give her your coat, you jerks!
One person on Twitter joked that for "true equality," Jeremy Irons should pose for a photoshoot in assless chaps. (Ha!) And some people speculated that maybe Jennifer was "forced" to wear this skimpy dress by her corporate overlords, in yet another example of Hollywood sexism gone mad. "Wear that dress I like, Jenny," says the Perverted Movie Executive over the phone, breathing heavily. "Wear it to the premiere in London. Oh yeah. Yeah. That'll be nice. Uhhh."
But it turns out this is much ado about nothing. In a Facebook post, Jennifer Lawrence responded to the controversy, calling it "utterly ridiculous" and "not feminism." She said she was "extremely offended" by the fashion criticism because what she wears is "her choice." "That Versace dress was fabulous," writes Jennifer. "You think I'm going to cover that gorgeous dress up with a coat and a scarf? I was outside for five minutes." You can read her full comments below:
"Wow. I don't really know where to get started on this "Jennifer Lawrence wearing a revealing dress in the cold" controversy.
"This is not only utterly ridiculous, I am extremely offended. That Versace dress was fabulous, you think I'm going to cover that gorgeous dress up with a coat and a scarf? I was outside for 5 minutes. I would have stood in the snow for that dress because I love fashion and that was my choice.
"This is sexist, this is ridiculous, this is not feminism. Over- reacting about everything someone says or does, creating controversy over silly innocuous things such as what I choose to wear or not wear, is not moving us forward. It's creating silly distractions from real issues. Get a grip people. Everything you see me wear is my choice. And if I want to be cold THATS MY CHOICE TOO!"
So, some women just enjoy wearing glamorous, revealing dresses to movie premieres, and it's worth any potential discomfort due to the temperature. I'm sure if Jennifer wanted to show up bundled in a warm winter coat like Kenny in South Park, that would have been fine as well. And if it was socially acceptable for men to show up to movie premieres in glamorous, revealing dresses, maybe they would have braved the cold for a fabulous gown like Jennifer. But I agree with the person on Twitter - for the next Red Shadow photoshoot, Jeremy Irons should show up in assless chaps. The photos would be priceless.