Jennifer Lawrence is almost universally beloved, but she managed to make at least one enemy this past year.
It seems that “Fashion Police” co-host Joan Rivers is still holding a grudge against the Oscar-winning actress, telling the New York Post, “My New Year’s resolution is [ensuring] Jennifer Lawrence grows up and realizes how lucky she is and calms down.”
Clearly Rivers is still touchy over Lawrence’s comments back in November that shows like “Fashion Police” tell young people to judge others based on “all the wrong values and that it’s OK to point at people and call them ugly or fat.”
Rivers, 80, initially responded to the 23-year-old’s comments via Twitter, writing that the actress was “arrogant and a hypocrite — apparently Lawrence loved Rivers’ show when they were complimenting her during award season but began railing against it when she had a movie to promote.
Lawrence didn’t respond to Rivers’ tweets directly, but she did go on to tell Barbara Walters that she believes it should be “illegal to call somebody fat on TV.”
The “American Hustle” star has been candid about her refusal to lose weight for roles, her distaste for dieting, and willingness to admit when she’s been photoshopped — yet Rivers seems to think her campaign is nothing but an act.
“I love that she’s telling everyone how wrong it is to worry about retouching and body image, and meanwhile, she has been touched up more than a choir boy at the Vatican,” Rivers told the Post. “Look at her posters. She doesn’t have a nose, she has two holes. She just has to learn, don’t talk if you’re doing it.”
by Stephanie Marcus