The star of the ‘Hunger Games’ franchise, Jennifer Lawrence while speaking on an interview by ABC News Barbara Walters criticized people who judge women, especially on the red carpet. In the ‘Most Fascinating People’ special, she spoke against the use of the word ‘fat’ when referring to people, more so girls.
According to Jennifer, the media has to be responsible for its effect on the younger generation girls who look up to the media and television shows as role models. Jennifer says that girls pick traits from the media on how to be cool and how to talk. She asked the media to desist from using the word ‘fat’ and asked for its regulation.
Jennifer who is ‘America’s sweetheart’ feels that just as cigarettes, sex and curse words are regulated for the effects they have on the younger generation, humiliation of people using words such as ‘fat’ should be regulated as well. She thinks that humiliating people should not be funny even though many people do it.
It is not funny to make fun of people such as girls in ugly dresses and other peculiar traits. She suggests that it should even be illegal to call someone fat. This is a strong statement and it should be taken into consideration since it is not good to put people on the spot for their weight or body figures. Peaceful coexistence and meaningful relationships count and they cannot be forged when people are made to feel uncomfortable of themselves in any way.
Described by Barbara in the interview as being sensitive to criticism and references to her body figure, Jennifer clearly states that we should all be responsible and mindful of others in the way we talk about them. So should we listen to the beauty and stop using the word? That is surely something to ponder as we seek to live harmoniously and in peace with other people around us.