Jennifer Lawrence Responds To ‘Sexist’ Coverage Over Her Decision To Wear A Dress
The actor has shut down criticism of her outfit during a photocall for Red Sparrow.
Jennifer Lawrence has taken to social-media to express her opinion over the controversy that saw people criticising her decision to wear a dress during a London photocall for Red Sparrow.
The image in question saw Jennifer posing in a plunging black dress while male co-stars including Jeremy Irons were wrapped up against the cold in thick wool coats.
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Many pointed to the image as being indicative of the kind of Hollywood environment that pressurises young women into looking glamorous at all times, with the reaction on social and mainstream media suggesting that Jennifer had been encouraged to not wear a coat.
In a Facebook post, the 27-year-old actor has come forward to blast the furore around her outfit as “offensive” and argued that the criticism over her wardrobe choices is “sexist” in itself.
She wrote: “Wow. I don't really know where to get started on this "Jennifer Lawrence wearing a revealing dress in the cold" controversy. 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.
"This is sexist, this is ridiculous, this is not feminism. 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.
Jennifer concluded that she alone has the final say on all her outfit choices: "Everything you see me wear is my choice. And if I want to be cold THATS MY CHOICE TOO!"