While attending the London premiere of her latest movie Red Sparrow, a controversy started brewing over Jennifer Lawrence's clothing for one particular photo op. Wearing a velvet Versace gown, many agreed she looked amazing, but things looked a lot different when she was compared with her male co-stars.
The temperature in London at the time was only 37 degrees Fahrenheit (3 degrees Celsius), leading to plenty of people wondering how freezing she must have been.
It didn't help that the male actors from the film alongside her were wearing layers and layers of winter clothing.
There were a lot of people that believed that this image just went to show how men and women are treated differently in the industry. Yet, as it turns out, Lawrence didn't have a problem with the dress code whatsoever. In fact, she was pretty mad that anyone would assume she had been made to wear anything.
In a Facebook post addressing the backlash, she wrote that it was "her choice" to wear the dress, adding: "You think I'm going to cover that gorgeous dress up with a coat and a scarf? I was out for five minutes."
"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!"
But it doesn't seem that she has simmered down at all as the conversation over the dress continues. Recently, she spoke up about it once again in an interview on the Howard Stern Show.
When the host mentioned that she'd been asked to go outside, she was quick to correct him, saying "No, I saw the cameras for the photo call, and I walked my bare ass out there for the photos," explaining that this kind of reaction has a negative impact on feminism more than anything else:
"All this stuff of people trying to be feminist, and it's like, you're not. You're loud, you're annoying, you have no point. And what you also do is ... you make people hate a movement.
"Something like Time's Up, the women who are running Time's Up and have started it, they're actually changing legislation, they're actually really getting stuff done. And they're not every day screaming out on the streets and on social media about it.
"You know me wearing a f***ing dress isn't like, feminist, you know that, you're not that f***ing stupid."
She also said that she had been losing weight on the press tour and explained that "I wasn't gonna put a coat on. My arms were finally skinny."
It's understandable that she thinks this kind of outrage distracts from other issues and may lead to a more negative image for feminism as a movement, but it is true that Hollywood hasn't exactly given us much reason to believe that wearing that dress out in the cold was her idea. But with the revelation that it was entirely her choice, this example isn't going to stick.