“Why is humiliating people funny?” – Jennifer Lawrence

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Our girl crush on Jennifer Lawrence has reached new heights, as the Oscar-winning actress – who said she would never ever diet for a film role – has spoken out about the way she feels when the media callspeople fat. And we couldn’t have put it better ourselves…

“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?” she told Barbara Walters on her 10 Most Fascinating People of 2013 show. (And yes, we totally agree that J-Law is one of the most fascinating people of the year. )

“Why is humiliating people funny? I think that 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. So all of a sudden being funny is making fun of a girl that’s wearing an ugly dress.”

Do you agree with Jennifer? Do you think show that make fun of people’s bodies and outfits like Joan Rivers’ popular Fashion Police show should change their format to not encourage young and impressionable people in the wrong way? Let us know your thoughts!

[Vogue] 

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