Jennifer Lawrence is undoubtedly one of the most interesting people of 2013. She already had a reputation for warming fans' hearts, but her stumble on her way up to the stage to accept the Oscar for Best Actress for "Silver Linings Playbook" only endeared her more. Lawrence has also publicly struggled with an issue that all too many women battle every day -- her weight.
In an interview with veteran journalist Barbara Walters for her annual “Most Interesting People” special, J.Law said calling people “fat” on TV should be “illegal” in the same way that curse words are banned in the media. Lawrence, 23, pointed at shows like E!’s “Fashion Police” that glamorize making fun of others' fashion choices.
"Why is humiliating people funny?" Lawrence asked. "I get it, I do it too. We all do it." But she feels it’s time that someone should be held accountable.
"I think the media needs to take responsibility for the effect it has on our younger generation on these girls that are watching these television shows and picking up how to talk and how to be cool," she continued. "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. If we're regulating cigarettes and sex and cuss words because of the effect it has on our younger generation, why aren't we regulating things like calling somebody fat?"
J.Law has become an unofficial body image advocate, telling Elle magazine in its December 2012 issue that by celebrity standards she’s the three letter F-word. "In Hollywood, I'm obese,” she said via Us Weekly. “I'm considered a fat actress."
Her comments set off an uproar, with the “real girl” role-model apparently being Photoshopped on the cover of Flare magazine in 2011. Her waist appeared much thinner and her thighs were trimmed down to give her more of a smooth hourglass figure.
It’s not known if Lawrence was aware of the airbrushing, but in an interview with Flare, according to the Daily Mail, she said, “I’d rather look a little chubby on camera and look like a person in real life, than to look great onscreen and look like a scarecrow in real life.”
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Check out Lawrence's interview with Walters below, courtesy of ABC: