Anne Hathaway has jumped to Jennifer Lawrence’s defence after the Joy actress faced criticism for being rude to a reporter during the Golden Globes’ press conference. Taking to Facebook to write an open letter to the internet, Anne made her opinion very clear:
“Dear the Internet,
It’s become pretty clear that the Jennifer Lawrence “scolding” was taken out of context and that she was dryly joking with a journalist who was indeed using his phone to take photos of her.
Let’s not continue the sad but common practice of building people – especially women – up just to viciously tear them down when we perceive them to have misstepped. Jennifer is a beautiful, talented, wildly succesful, popular, FOUR TIME OSCAR NOMINATED young woman. Please let us not punish her for these things.
A J-Law fan #supportstrongwomen #imwithher #whycantwegiveloveonemorechance.”
Anne was referring to an incident that took place last week after J Law picked up her Best Actress gong. Ms Lawrence was quite visibly irritated by E! News reporter, Juan Pablo Fernandez-Feo, during her interview in the winners’ press conference. Before he could ask his question, J Law interrupted:
“You can’t just live your life behind your phone, bro. You can’t do that – you’ve got to live in the now.”
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Said in her usual comedic style, the crowd burst into laughter while Juan Pablo apologised and quickly moved onto his next question. But this didn’t go down too well either. He said, “How do you see yourself for Oscar night?”
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Jennifer responded, “We’re at the Golden Globes; if you put your phone down, you’d know that.”
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Perhaps she was annoyed that he was putting down the Golden Globes by bringing up the more prestigious award show or maybe she just can’t stand people being on their phones while speaking to her. Either way, it’s not unreasonable to see why J Law reacted like this. However, the Twittersphere did not agree.
Fans online have been slamming Ms Lawrence for being unneccessarily rude to a reporter – whose first language was clearly not English – for simply reading the questions he was planning to ask from his phone. Reactions ranged from disappointment to suggestions that it was one joke too far for J Law.