Jennifer Lawrence is having none of Twitter’s critiques of her recent press tour photo.
The image shows Lawrence in a stunning black velvet Versace dress, standing alongside four of her male costars from the upcoming film Red Sparrow. But what started off as a normal photo opp sent social media users a-Twitter because the men were all bundled up in jackets and scarves while Lawrence, the only woman in the photo, was in a low-cut halter dress with a thigh-high slit. In London, England. In February. In single-digit Celsius weather.
It must be about 3 degrees in London ATM, cold enough that the bloke actors have to wear coats and scarves to their press call and yet poor Jennifer Lawrence is wearing a small amount of fabric some might call a dress. pic.twitter.com/GoVfPscRWi
— Stephanie Peatling (@srpeatling) February 20, 2018
Yup. And the sheer number of men I know who come to press junkets freshly rolled out of bed when their female counterparts have been up since 4am going thru hair & makeup. The expectations women are expected to fill physically in order to be considered ‘hardworking’ are ten fold. https://t.co/lORhixC9t7
— Zelda Williams (@zeldawilliams) February 20, 2018
True equality means either Jennifer Lawrence getting a coat, or Jeremy Irons having to pose for a photocall in assless chaps.
— Helen Lewis (@helenlewis) February 20, 2018
But after seeing the critiques, Lawrence clapped back saying that the photo wasn’t sexist at all, but the responses to it were.
“This is not only utterly ridiculous, I am extremely offended. That Versace dress was fabulous, you think I’m going to cover that gorgeous dress up with a coat and a scarf? I was outside for 5 minutes. I would have stood in the snow for that dress because I love fashion and that was my choice,” she wrote in a Facebook post.
The actor, who recently announced that she’ll be taking a break from Hollywood for a year in order to focus on activism, didn’t just stand up for her fashion choices, but also for her ability to make her own decisions.
“This is sexist, this is ridiculous, this is not feminism,” she wrote. “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!”
Jennifer Lawrence Thinks Kim Kardashian’s Contour Stick Looks Like a Dildo
Do Not Drag the HFPA President for Wearing Red at the Golden Globes
“I’m not a whore because I wear shorts and tank tops”: Ariel Winter’s Rant Is the Ultimate Clapback
Montreal Gazette Reporter Calls Shania Twain a “Tramp” & Has an Even Worse Apology