Jennifer Lawrence said  ”it should be illegal” to call someone fat and, in an interview with Barbara Walters, railed against people who bash the way women look.

“Because why is humiliating people funny?” the 23-year-old Oscar winner told Walters in an interview for the upcoming ABC News special, “Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2013.”

“I just think it should be illegal to call somebody fat on TV.”

Lawrence became Hollywood’s new “It” girl after she was picked to play Katniss Everdeen, the heroine in the film adaptations of the “Hunger Games” series. It’s a role that launched Lawrence to mega-stardom. Since stepping into the spotlight, Lawrence has been criticized for her figure, considered full by Hollywood standards, and it makes her furious.

“I get it, and, and I do it too, we all do it,” she told Walters. “[But] the media needs to take responsibility for the effect that it has on our younger generation, on these girls who are watching these television shows, and picking up how to talk and how to be cool.

“I mean, if we’re regulating cigarettes and sex and cuss words, because of the effect they have on our younger generation, why aren’t we regulating things like calling people fat?” she said.

Watch Barbara Walters’ full interview with Jennifer Lawrence in the ABC News special  “Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2013,” Wednesday at 9:30 p.m. ET.

Source: ABC News GO

  • GB

    some people are really making a big deal of this only because, in my opinion, they don’t “get” Jen’s honesty. maybe saying it should be “illegal” to call people fat was a poor choice of words. Heaven knows we have too many laws as it is and charging people with a crime for using a word would violate the 1st amendment. But as Jennifer herself said, in this same interview, she never knows what might fly out of her mouth. Frankly I’m amazed she’s not a Sagittarian like me bc I’ve been engaging mouth before brain ever since I could speak. Aside from that she seemed to me, in the interview, a little sad? tired? nervous? i couldn’t quite put my finger on it but I had an uneasy feeling for her. She made me want to reach through the TV and hug her and tell her how loved she is. Anyone else get that impression. She’s done so freaking much in just 9 years, it almost seems impossible. I’m simply knocked out by her more and more every time I see and hear her speak. God I’d give anything just to know her. We all love you more than you know Jennifer. Hang in there sweetheart and Merry Christmas. Thanks for the opportunity JLaw Daily. GREAT blog!