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Jennifer Lawrence “Extremely Offended” by Dress Controversy
Jennifer Lawrence made headlines yesterday for wearing a sleeveless Versace dress during a outdoor photo call in London where it was in the 40s [which is about 4 degrees Celsius]. Some people, concerned for Lawrence having to pose in the cold bare-skinned, called out the contrast between Lawrence’s wardrobe and her male colleagues, who were all in jackets. They saw it as the literal picture of greater sexism in Hollywood.
Lawrence took to her Facebook today to respond to those headlines, which she called “utterly ridiculous,” and to give more context on that photo. She voluntarily wore the dress outside for just five minutes before going back indoors. “I would have stood in the snow for that dress because I love fashion and that was my choice,” she wrote. “This is sexist, this is ridiculous, this is not feminism. Over-reacting 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.”
Below, her full post:
Wow. I don’t really know where to get started on this “Jennifer Lawrence wearing a revealing dress in the cold” controversy. This is not only utterly ridiculous, I am extremely offended. That Versace dress was fabulous, you think I’m going to cover that gorgeous dress up with a coat and a scarf? I was outside for 5 minutes. I would have stood in the snow for that dress because I love fashion and that was my choice.
This is sexist, this is ridiculous, this is not feminism. Over-reacting 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. It’s creating silly distractions from real issues. Get a grip people. Everything you see me wear is my choice. And if I want to be cold, THAT’S MY CHOICE TOO!