LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) – Jennifer Lawrence on Wednesday (Feb 21) blasted an issue over a photograph of her carrying a black costume with a plunging neckline exterior on a chilly London day as sexist, ridiculous and “not feminism”.
The Oscar-winning star, 27, mentioned in a Facebook posting that she was additionally “extremely offended” by what she referred to as the “utterly ridiculous” response on social and mainstream media to the picture, taken as a part of promotions for her upcoming film Red Sparrow.
The image, taken open air on a bitter winter’s day in London earlier this week, confirmed a bare-shouldered Lawrence carrying a black robe, whereas actor Jeremy Irons and three fellow forged members donned thick wool coats.
Many commentators noticed the picture as a mirrored image of the stress on ladies in Hollywood to look good, significantly given Lawrence’s earlier outspoken criticism of the gender pay hole within the film business.
“True equality means either Jennifer Lawrence getting a coat, or Jeremy Irons having to pose for a photo call in a**less chaps,” tweeted London journalist Helen Lewis.
Australian journalist Stephanie Peatling remarked on Twitter that it was “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.”
Lawrence, one of the crucial sought-after actresses in Hollywood, was having none of it.
“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 on Facebook.
“This is sexist, this is ridiculous, this is not feminism,”she added.
“It’s creating silly distractions from real issues. Get a grip people”
Red Sparrow, a thriller during which Lawrence performs a Russian spy, opens worldwide subsequent week.