Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Jennifer Lawrence Speaks Up Against Fat Shaming in the Media

What an inspiration! 

As if you couldn't love Jennifer Lawrence any more than you already do, she produces yet more inspiring quotes. The actress has famously been one to speak her mind, and her latest interview with Barbara Walters is no exception. 

The 23 year-old stated "it should be illegal to call somebody fat on TV." She rightly argued the point that if censorship takes place in some areas of the media,why not others.

"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?"

The star that often professes her love of food and is famed for her down-to-earth personality made these statements at the ABC's 10 Most Fascinating People of the Year filming.

She went on to say "'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." 

Living in today's society where there is an increasing amount of pressure on young women to look a certain way, it's refreshing that such a prominent actress can make intelligent and forward-thinking comments on society, ones which will hopefully be listened to. 

Read my article on 5 Reasons why I love Jennifer Lawrence here.