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02nd Mar 2018

Jennifer Lawrence on the feminist critics of her revealing dress: “You’re loud, you’re annoying, you have no point”

Paul Moore

The actress is still livid about the dress in the cold controversy.

A few days ago, Jennifer Lawrence posed with her co-stars from Red Sparrow during a recent photoshoot in London. During the press event, the Oscar-winning actress stood beside her male co-stars; Joel Edgerton, Jeremy Irons, Matthias Schoenaerts and director Francis Lawrence.

As you can see, the men wrapped up by wearing warm clothing and Lawrence decided to wear a Versace dress.

As they posed on the balcony of London’s Corinthia Hotel, various people felt that this photoshoot was an indication of the sexism and gender imbalance that exists within Hollywood.

Since then, the star of Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle released a statement in which she said that whole ordeal “is not only utterly ridiculous, I am extremely offended” before adding that this criticism “is not feminism. Overreacting 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.”

The actress was a guest on The Howard Stern Show and she elaborated on some of the points that she previously made while praising and championing the groundbreaking work that feminists do.

Regarding the people who think she detracted from the feminist movement, she said “I saw the cameras for the photo call, and I walked my bare ass out there for the photos. Nobody said, nobody took a coat from me. All this stuff of people trying to be feminist, and it’s like, you’re not. You’re loud, you’re annoying, you have no point. And what you also do is take away—you make people hate a movement. Something like Time’s Up, the women who are running Time’s Up and have started it, they’re actually changing legislation, they’re actually really getting stuff done. And they’re not every day screaming out on the streets and on social media about it.”

Regarding the people who criticised her dress, she added: “And when these fringe people who have these blogs start creating [stories] and just being annoying as f**k, you know me wearing a f**king dress isn’t like, feminist, you know that, you’re not that f**king stupid.”

You can listen to that specific part of the interview here.

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