Jennifer Lawrence has responded to the flurry of controversy surrounding a picture taken of her at a London photocall.
In the snap, Lawrence is wearing a revealing gown with a high-high split and plunging neckline, while her male co-stars are all dressed in jumpers and coats.
The picture was pulled out as an example of Hollywood’s sexism, showing the different vastly expectations placed upon men and women when it comes to how they look.
True equality means either Jennifer Lawrence getting a coat, or Jeremy Irons having to pose for a photocall in assless chaps.
— Helen Lewis (@helenlewis) February 20, 2018
But Lawrence has now spoken out to rubbish the ‘ridiculous’ claims, defending her choice to wear the revealing outfit.
The actor said the controversy was a distraction from real issues.
Writing on her Facebook page, she said: ‘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 THATS MY CHOICE TOO!’
He told Yahoo Movies UK: ‘I did see [the Twitter backlash], it was pretty funny but look, I don’t know if it’s double standards.
‘It’s weird because on the one hand if you criticise her for looking that way than you are also criticising the whole volume of…the whole history of the way women are expected to look. It’s sort of a lose-lose situation.”
‘Yesterday, on the balcony, seemed like a lose-lose situation because if Jennifer wore jeans and a coat I’m sure somebody else would have criticised her.
‘At some point it seemed like the weather was blamed because it was the optics, plus the weather, plus the four of us in our outfits; the sum total of all of it was like a f**king international incident!’
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