Jennifer Lawrence is NOT a good body confidence role model

I know this is different to my regular content, but I’m a firm believer that people should love the skin they’re in, and be body confident no matter what size they are.

A lot of people have nothing but good things to say about The Hunger Games star, who claims that she loves food, and has often spoken out about the pressures women face in this day and age, stating that ‘it should be illegal to call someone fat on TV!’. Despite this fight-the-system attitude, she’s recently been talking about how she was reluctant to kiss Christian Bale in the new American Hustle film as he had to put on weight for the role, actually saying ‘he’s not Batman, he’s fatman!’, and ‘I finally get to make out with Christian Bale and he’s a really fat guy.’ Hypocritical and shallow? I think so.

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Not only this, but last year she was seen dressed up as an overweight witch for Halloween, which could have been extremely offensive to people who are larger in size. Not to mention that making herself look fat does absolutely nothing to make this costume more scary, or relevant, or anything? It essentially just pokes fun at people who are actually this size, and is extremely pointless.

Let’s face it guys, a thin, conventionally attractive woman probably doesn’t care about over-weight people. She’s totally against ‘fat-shaming’, yet does it herself? I really think it’s important that people realise that this is probably all for publicity, to gain the support of fans who genuinely want the stigma attached with being larger to be removed. It’s so disappointing that someone with so much influence over a younger generation doesn’t focus on aspects of living a healthy lifestyle, rather than trying to be quirky and different.

What do you guys think about this? Here are the articles if you’re interested:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2525449/Jennifer-Lawrence-says-illegal-somebody-fat-TV.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2537966/How-Jennifer-Lawrence-reluctant-make-chubby-Christian-Bale-American-Hustle.html

– Em x

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