Jennifer Lawrence to Barbara Walters: Calling Somebody Fat Should Be “Illegal”
It was Jennifer Lawrence’s candidness that likely landed her on Barbara Walters’s “Most Fascinating People” list, and her sit-down with Walters appears to be classic J.Law.
The first footage of the “Catching Fire” starlet’s interview, via ABC News, has debuted one day before the special airs on ABC, and in it, she continues to lambast Hollywood for the messages they send young girls.
“Because why is humiliating people funny?” she asks. “And I get it. And I do it too. We all do it. But the media needs to take responsibility for the effect that it has on our younger generation, on these girls who are watching these television shows, and picking up how to talk and how to be cool.”
Lawrence also thinks “it should be illegal to call somebody fat on TV,” pointing out the hypocrisy of the regulations placed on broadcast television.
“I mean, if we’re regulating cigarettes and sex and cuss words, because of the effect they have on our younger generation, why aren’t we regulating things like calling people fat?” she adds.
What do you think of Jennifer’s comments? Tune in to “Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2013” on Wednesday at 9:30pm.