Hating On Jennifer Lawrence

Don’t lie, but you’ve come across Jennifer Lawrence haters in your time, haven’t you? Well, I know I have– one of them is even someone I hold very dear, but I don’t go out of my way to tell them that I don’t agree with them. How can I, I’m obviously biased, because the second her name was rumored to be one of the top contenders for Katniss Everdeen I was ecstatic, because she wasn’t a Disney Channel automaton, or a teenage dream, pumped full to the gills with Uppers, to later collapse into a pool of vicious, incoherent spews of vitriol, and/or crying wolf, or worse. No, but now that Jen is literally everywhere, from magazine covers, to entertainment news programs of both the professional and the amateur kind, to being talked up on the radio, to Tumblr, Twitter, Facebook, and yep– even here, it’s really no wonder that people are starting to get kind of obnoxious about their almost Hipsterish hate for her.

Um, okay– I don’t get it! I really, and truly don’t get what there is to hate about her. She’s probably one of the least disingenuous public personalities to come out within the last twenty years. Seriously, if you really think about it, I don’t

Yes, she's fascinating... deal with it!

Yes, she’s fascinating… deal with it!

think the woman can lie, unless someone has asked her a completely inappropriate question like, “what’s your hotel room number, and what hotel are you staying in?” In that case, she probably wouldn’t even lie, she’d just change the fucking subject to something so encompassing that the ass who asked her something they should have known they wouldn’t get an answer to, leaves the interview bewildered, and equally giddy, ’cause, yes– she is that funny.

There are lessons that I’ve learned from having been paying attention to her for the last several years, or um– lemme get my Hipster face on for this. These are the things I’ve learned from being there from the beginning, or the almost beginning. Lesson one: Don’t refute her talent, you honestly come off as a giant, jealous, sour-puss. Lesson two: Do not take the things she has to say that seriously, unless she’s talking about body image, in that case take her fucking seriously, because she probably has an even more acute, and unique perspective on the subject than most people, because she is one of the people who has had her image altered (airbrushed to the nth degree), in and on magazine covers without her permission. She is also one of those people that the media has called the F word, that I too believe should be struck from our vocabulary unless we’re in fact talking about food. Lesson three: Laugh, just do it, and if you don’t– get your head checked, you might be dead, because the lady can bring up butt plugs on national TV and not sound like a pervert.

 

Lay off, she’s a public figure who’s not flaunting her wealth, or her fame like an attention seeking, needy, asshole. What more do you want?!

Them There Eyes

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4 comments

  1. “What more do you want?” Yes, exactly. There are plenty of awful things to complain about in this world. How about we lay off the talented, grounded actress who makes even those mindless interview shows entertaining?

    Thanks for writing 🙂

  2. I agree. There are so many young girls who now look up to Jennifer Lawrence instead of people who are a bad influence..*cough* Miley Cyrus *cough* and that is such a good thing..
    Have you heard what she has to say about body image?? That’s exactly how in would want anyone I know to think about their body. Be proud of who you are and find a real role model like Jen 🙂

  3. I can understand being sick if seeing her image everywhere or nauseated by fans who think Jen is so great she keeps the lights on in North America, but hate her? Really?! These people need to get a clue.

    I personally find Jen refreshing and funny, and am proud my fandom has the leading lady who acts the least like a diva ever.

  4. I can understand why Jennifer Lawrence is hated. She is talented, she is smart, she is a consummate professional, and she does not buy into the bs that pervades both the ‘entertainment industry’ and our culture.

    My very favorite Jennifer Lawrence ‘moment’ is the astonishingly revealing interview she did with Jon Stewart. Stewart has his amusing and occasionally inspired moments, but in this ‘interview’ he treats her with what I can only call disrespect. Jennifer Lawrence gently but completely demolishes him, his producers and prep team, as well as his assumptions about who she is.

    Throughout, Jennifer is delightfully modest, self-assured, humorous and yet (just watch the body language) Jon Stewart knows that this young lady has bested him without a single angry word. The person who is ‘revealed’ (as in stripped naked) in this interview is not Jennifer, but Stewart, and all the while her dignity, grace and courtesy never fail her and she leaves him and the audience smiling.

    All indications are this is a woman to be reckoned with.

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