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Jennifer Lawrence: 'It should be illegal to call somebody fat on TV'
LATimes ^ | December 17, 2013, 2:44 p.m | Nardine Saad

Posted on 12/27/2013 5:50:07 PM PST by BenLurkin

"I think when it comes to media, the media needs to take responsibility for the effect it has on our younger generation on these girls that are watching these television shows and picking up how to talk and how to be cool," the "American Hustle" star added.

"So all of the sudden being funny is making fun of the girl that's wearing an ugly dress. And the word fat! I just think it should be illegal to call somebody fat on TV. I mean, if we're regulating cigarettes and sex and cuss words because of the effect it has on our younger generation, why aren't we regulating things like calling people fat?"

When Lawrence was first cast as Katniss, a starving teen fighting for her life in a government-arranged reality show, she was criticized for being too full-figured.

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Hollyweird would probably make an exception for calling Rush Limbaugh fat.
1 posted on 12/27/2013 5:50:07 PM PST by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

Especially on TV.


2 posted on 12/27/2013 5:50:46 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: BenLurkin

Putting on a little weight, Jen?


3 posted on 12/27/2013 5:52:53 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (From time to time the.tree of liberty must be watered with the blood of tyrants and patriots.)
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To: BenLurkin
Fat is the new "N' word. People know they're fat. I love when THEY say..."I've had a problem all my life"...and then say..don't call me fat.

They just finished calling themselves fat. Idiots.

4 posted on 12/27/2013 5:53:11 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: BenLurkin

Yup. Not insults of any kind. Unless you’re White, Christian or Conservative.


5 posted on 12/27/2013 5:55:21 PM PST by rbg81
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To: BenLurkin

Another Hollywood genius who is an expert on the law and the Constitution. Obviously.


6 posted on 12/27/2013 5:55:38 PM PST by La Lydia
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To: La Lydia

Maybe she’s a Christie supporter.


7 posted on 12/27/2013 5:56:06 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: BenLurkin
"I just think it should be illegal to call somebody _____ on TV."

Liberals will be happy to fill in the blank with their cause du jour, and make it illegal to speak out against any of their lofty goals of a socialist utopia.

8 posted on 12/27/2013 5:56:23 PM PST by airborne (MY HEROES DON'T WEAR CAPES. MY HEROES WEAR DOG TAGS ! ! !)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
She'll probably look like Shelly Winters, someday.

But for now...I say she is NOT fat.

9 posted on 12/27/2013 5:56:58 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

LMAO! < /snort!>


10 posted on 12/27/2013 5:57:34 PM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: BenLurkin

Does she date Bill Clinton?


11 posted on 12/27/2013 5:57:46 PM PST by nascarnation (Wish everyone see a "Gay Kwanzaa")
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To: dfwgator

FAT BASTARD!


12 posted on 12/27/2013 5:58:21 PM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: BenLurkin

A IA absolutist.. Lefty variety.


13 posted on 12/27/2013 5:58:36 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: BenLurkin

How about calling the fat ones lard ass?

If you’re fat, you’re fat, and if you show yourself in public i’ll call you fat!


14 posted on 12/27/2013 6:02:17 PM PST by dalereed
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To: BenLurkin

15 posted on 12/27/2013 6:02:31 PM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: BenLurkin
How about calling someone “pretty?” Why should that not be illegal too? So much for logic or free speech. Incroyable!
16 posted on 12/27/2013 6:02:57 PM PST by Fungi
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To: BenLurkin

I wonder how many people here had their act together at her age.


17 posted on 12/27/2013 6:03:22 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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She'll probably look like Shelly Winters, someday.

I remember one time watching The Poseidon Adventure on TCM. During the post film monologue the host said that Shelly Winters had to put on significant weight for her character. Several actors/actresses were injured filming the movie but she said she was the only one to never recover from the film.

18 posted on 12/27/2013 6:03:24 PM PST by chargers fan
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To: BenLurkin

Does public recognition of Cankles indicate a unPC Fatness call?


19 posted on 12/27/2013 6:04:28 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: BenLurkin

What about Rosie O’donnel? After all, she IS fat.


20 posted on 12/27/2013 6:09:19 PM PST by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: BenLurkin

Ha! As attractive as this young woman is, there were several bikini photos of her sporting a significant amount of cellulite on here posterior and upper thighs. Truth hurts, and she simply didn’t appreciate that truth.


21 posted on 12/27/2013 6:14:11 PM PST by Pox (Good Night. I expect more respect tomorrow.)
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To: BenLurkin; Lazamataz

Laz?


22 posted on 12/27/2013 6:15:01 PM PST by PrairieDawg (This space for rent.)
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To: driftdiver
I wonder how many people here had their act together at her age.

When I was 19 I was repairing classified equipment for the USAF and raising 2 kids.

I had my act much more together then than I do now. Now, I don't wear pants much.

/johnny

23 posted on 12/27/2013 6:18:01 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Pox

Bingo.


24 posted on 12/27/2013 6:20:53 PM PST by Fungi
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To: carriage_hill

"Oh wait... was she a great big fat person?"

25 posted on 12/27/2013 6:23:23 PM PST by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: BenLurkin

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

You would prefer to be called stupid?


26 posted on 12/27/2013 6:23:32 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (Some people might call it a confidence game or swindle, others call it ObamaCare!)
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To: dfwgator

Maybe she’s a Christie supporter.
Maybe maybe NOT BUT ONE THING’S FOR CERTAIN THIS BABE HAS GOT TO TO BE RELATED TO MEGAN MCCAIN...


27 posted on 12/27/2013 6:24:38 PM PST by jimsin
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To: JRandomFreeper

So you never said anything stupid at that age?


28 posted on 12/27/2013 6:25:46 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: JRandomFreeper
I had my act much more together then than I do now. Now, I don't wear pants much.

Because they make you look f*t?
29 posted on 12/27/2013 6:27:20 PM PST by bajabaja (Too ugly to be scanned at the airports.)
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To: driftdiver
Not where any NCOs or anyone important could hear me.

/johnny

30 posted on 12/27/2013 6:27:27 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper
I had my act much more together then than I do now. Now, I don't wear pants much.

What, then? Kilts?

31 posted on 12/27/2013 6:29:18 PM PST by Disambiguator
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You weren’t on national TV.

This girl is one of the less screwed up hollyweird folks. Just don’t see a need to tear her down.


32 posted on 12/27/2013 6:30:24 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Pox

Saw the bikini pics. Almost posted one. She looks just fine to me!


33 posted on 12/27/2013 6:33:09 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

It also should be illegal to point out crappy haircuts, such as the one you are wearing. But it isn’t illegal——yet. Bob


34 posted on 12/27/2013 6:36:14 PM PST by alstewartfan (Old admirals who feel the wind Are never put to sea. Al Stewart)
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To: BenLurkin
Y'all need to be nice to Jennifer Lawrence. She's one of the good ones. Never forget her famous words, "Screw PETA!"
35 posted on 12/27/2013 6:40:03 PM PST by Timmy
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'It should be illegal to call somebody fat on TV'

Does she also think she should be able to sue a film producer if she loses a role because of her weight some day? She's in one of several professions where appearance and physical condition, including size, can mean success or failure.

With her attitude, she'll probably learn that lesson in the future, unless she decides to go for parts that call for, er, a fat woman.

36 posted on 12/27/2013 6:41:24 PM PST by Will88
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To: driftdiver
I wonder how many people here had their act together at her age.

I wonder how many people here had enjoyed her level of success and fame at her age. Maybe such success at a young age carries an expectation of a little more maturity and understanding, or at least the common sense to know when to keep her mouth shut.

37 posted on 12/27/2013 6:45:51 PM PST by Will88
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“Maybe such success at a young age carries an expectation of a little more maturity and understanding”

Sounds like it carries a load of jealousy with it.


38 posted on 12/27/2013 6:47:24 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: BenLurkin

Rated “F”. Mature Audiences


39 posted on 12/27/2013 6:49:08 PM PST by Varsity Flight (Extortion-Care is the Government Work-Camp: Arbeitsziehungslager)
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To: driftdiver
Sounds like it carries a load of jealousy with it.

Speak for yourself. She sounds like an ignoramus, or maybe she is one. Simple reality.

40 posted on 12/27/2013 6:49:31 PM PST by Will88
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To: BenLurkin

Post them and let’s see what kind of reactions we get here. :)


41 posted on 12/27/2013 6:50:31 PM PST by Pox (Good Night. I expect more respect tomorrow.)
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To: BenLurkin

She’s a knockout now, sure. But when she hits 30, she’s going to be a has been. She’s not going to age gracefully like Jennifer Aniston.


42 posted on 12/27/2013 6:51:49 PM PST by MinorityRepublican
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To: Will88
I'm always disappointed at the ugliness and mean-spiritness of people I would like to think are the good guys.
43 posted on 12/27/2013 6:54:34 PM PST by Timmy
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To: La Lydia

SHE’S TWENTY THREE. For pity’s sake. Does anyone really think she’s lobbying for legislation?


44 posted on 12/27/2013 6:57:38 PM PST by Mamzelle
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To: JRandomFreeper
Now, I don't wear pants much.

When I retire from the USAF, I'll never wear pants again.

(That was actually a topic of conversation at work the other day, and seems to be a common goal.)

45 posted on 12/27/2013 6:58:25 PM PST by SIDENET
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To: BenLurkin

No clue who she is, but she has fat hips and a fat face.


46 posted on 12/27/2013 7:00:38 PM PST by SIDENET
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To: BenLurkin; a fool in paradise
This chick agrees with Jennifer!


47 posted on 12/27/2013 7:00:43 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Revolting cat!

That pesky 1st Amendment. FAT is fat. Move more...eat less, fatso.


48 posted on 12/27/2013 7:04:27 PM PST by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp)
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To: BenLurkin
This thread needs some:
49 posted on 12/27/2013 7:13:50 PM PST by EEGator
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I'm always disappointed at the ugliness and mean-spiritness of people I would like to think are the good guys.

Everyone has their own definition of "ugliness and mean-spiritedness". The young actress is off on a ridiculous tangent considering the expectations of her profession. Maybe next she'll complain because she's not allowed to pick her own clothing when she plays a particular role.

Or maybe she thinks it should be illegal to require actors to wear specific outfits while portraying a character.

50 posted on 12/27/2013 7:18:22 PM PST by Will88
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