Jennifer Lawrence Wants a Law Against Calling People Fat on TV


Barbara Walters’ yearly special 1000 Most Fascinating Things About People You Already Know Too Much About airs this week and to properly generate hype for it, ABC has released a clip of one of these Most Fascinators discussing a topic near and dear to her heart.

“You’ve criticized people who judge people on the red carpet,” said Walters, perhaps referring to a comments Lawrence has made about the E! show Fashion Police, which host Joan Rivers later responded to quite harshly. “You’re very sensitive to that. Why?” Lawrence responded:

Because why is humiliating people funny? And I get it, and I do it too, we all do it. But I think when it comes to the media, the media needs to take responsibility for the effect that 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. So then all of a sudden being funny is making fun of the girl that’s wearing an ugly dress or making fun of the girl that’s, you know. 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 people fat?

Image via Lorenzo Bevilaqua/ABC

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