Jennifer Lawrence has always been very careful to stay politically correct, but even she couldn’t control her disgust over the way sex sells in the media. Obviously, the media itself is responsible to some extent, but there are also people like Miley Cyrus who are perpetuating the stereotype.
In an interview with BBC, while doing the press junket rounds for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Jennifer was asked about her thoughts about the over-sexualization of young women in the media, using the particular example of Miley Cyrus. Although Jennifer tried to stray away from making this a criticism of Miley herself, she still couldn’t hold back the disapproval, adding, “I don’t really worry about it. It’s definitely something that’s just kind of a part of this world. It is a part of the entertainment industry that sells. Sex sells, and for some disgusting reason young sex sells even more.”
In case her criticism came off the wrong way, Jennifer is also quick to add, “It’s not really something that I worry about because I feel like everybody’s kind of got their own path. They have their own way of finding themselves and for some people that’s how they feel best, that’s how they feel sexy, that’s how they want to perform.”
It’s great that Jennifer is setting a strong role model for young fans of the Hunger Games, but let’s not look past the inherent hypocrisy of her words. Although she accepts that it’s a part of Hollywood, it’s not like she hasn’t participated in it herself. She’s stripped naked in X-Men, voluntarily took part in an Esquire shoot that had her throwing herself around in a bikini, and her entire Oscar campaign was built around the attractiveness of her character in Silver Linings Playbook. So sure, while her participation in the media circus that sexualizes young women is not as blatant as Miley Cyrus, she still DOES participate in it.
Editor’s Note: Jennifer is a total hypocrite – let’s not forget that she broke up with Nicholas Holt before Oscar season last year to improve her chances of winning – the Academy vastly prefers that young female actresses be single – how is that for selling out? Miley is way more honest than Jennifer and if Jennifer was a marginally talented pop singer like Miley she’d be swinging from a wrecking ball too. We have seen nothing from Jennifer that indicates that when it comes to furthering her career she’ll refuse to be sexualized.
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