Jennifer Lawrence on how shows like Fashion Police create negative body talk

Personally I take great issue with the concept of shows like Fashion Police, I think it has taken the model of the “Cool Girl” clique from High School and sublimated it, using people like Kelly Osbourne, Joan Rivers, and Giuliana Rancic- (all who ironically have there own body image issues)- and aren’t those the first to ring the bell and ring it the loudest to deflect attention from themselves…

At annnnnny rate, I just think that the unsolicited judging, (style, beauty, fashion and body) it would be better is they just stuck to fashion but when they get into what people should or should not be wearing for their bodies…it goes into a dark place, one we might well do better to stay out of. In my opinion one of the roots of this body image thing is the constant comparison: who is taller, thinner, sexier, prettier? When we create a greater than less than scenario instead of a system that simply appreciates people and things just as they are and not in relation to anything else, it becomes the catalyst for people not thing they are good enough. I have to say it is hard to watch 3 women  (and one gay man) judge people and make fun of them. It smacks of condoned bullying to me. Here is what Jennifer Lawrence had to say:

 

“The world has this idea that if you don’t look like an airbrushed perfect model… You have to see past it. You look how you look, you have to be comfortable. What are you going to do? Be hungry every single day to make other people happy? That’s just dumb. There are shows like Fashion Police that are just showing these generations of young people to judge people based on all the wrong values and that it’s okay to point at people and call them ugly or fat. They call it ‘fun’ and they say ‘welcome to the real world’ – and that shouldn’t be the real world. It’s going to continue being the real world if we keep it that way. We have to stop treating each other like that and stop calling each other fat. There are unrealistic expectations for women, it’s disappointing that the media keeps it alive and fuels that fire. It’s something that really bothers me – because I love to eat.”

 

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