Published: Thu, February 22, 2018
Culture | By Stewart Greene

Jennifer Lawrence Fires Back At Versace Dress Critics: 'This Is Sexist'

Jennifer Lawrence Fires Back At Versace Dress Critics: 'This Is Sexist'

"I love Joanna Lumley, when I saw her, I grabbed her and was like 'I love you, big me up on stage". Twitter users replied to the Versace account's photo of her in the velvet gown with comments such as, "I've seen your handsome suits and coats". Here are a few facts you may not know about Jennifer Lawrence. She went on and said all these really nice things about me and when I got up to the podium, I was like, "That was a bit much", after I spent all of backstage telling her how to be really nice to me. An editor at the British magazine New Statesman tweeted a photo of Lawrence with her bundled-up co-stars and added, "This is such a quietly depressing (and revealing) image".

Clearing up the confusion whilst speaking to Ronan Keating on the Magic Radio Breakfast Show on Monday (19.02.18), Jennifer said: "I want to clear it up". You ROCK! I would have bloody done the same if I would fit into one!

Some would tell us it was society that made her wear the dress even though she thinks it's her choice- that a system of sexist expectations, seen and unseen, compels her to make choices she wouldn't otherwise make.

Many critics presumed that Lawrence had not chosen the outfit herself, implying that it represented persisting gender inequality in Hollywood. Lumley introduced the 27-year-old Sunday night as the "hottest actress on the planet", to which Lawrence replied, "That was a bit much, but thank you Joanna". I was outside for five minutes.

"This is not only utterly ridiculous, I am extremely offended", she wrote, her annoyance apparent in the Facebook post. I would have stood in the snow for that dress because I love fashion and that was my choice.

Joanna, 71, was apparently completely unaware the Hunger Games star's actions had drawn criticism - as she doesn't spend any time online.

"The body-shaming and outfit-shaming that goes on in the perishable internet media is really disappointing", Edgerton concludes. "It seems like everywhere Jennifer goes she's part of some worldwide incident".

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