Jennifer Lawrence, you just experienced a publicly epic moment — the likes of which most people won’t EVER have in a lifetime. You had no business giving the finger in the Oscar’s pressroom!
Jennifer Lawrence, you had just won the 2013 Best Actress Oscar for your role in Silver Linings Playbook when you went backstage into the press room and flipped the bird at the gathered throngs.
Maybe Jennifer, you thought it was funny to give the finger to the professional journalists during their job at the Oscars.
Maybe, you thought that flipping the bird was an irreverent move to pull, and part of a “wild child” persona you’re trying to cultivate… because maybe you think, your image is too ‘normal’.
Or maybe Jennifer, you were simply so emotionally overwhelmed by winning the ultra prestigious award at the young age of 22, that you just got carried away by being silly.
Jennifer Lawrence: addled By Her Fall?
You did after all, trip on your stunning Dior ball gown on the way up to the Oscars podium, and that could have shaken up your equilibrium.
Most people — Oscar winning stars and all of us ordinary folks, would be mortified to fall on the stairs on the way up to receive an award. So, the fact that you handled the stumble with grace and a stellar acceptance speech may have left you feeling like you needed to blow off your case of nerves… with a bird flip.
Ok, so there — I’ve laid out all the reasonable explanations you could have for making such a rude and unappreciative gesture.
But, they are all just excuses. In reality, there’s not acceptable reason for such uncalled for behavior. Especially after just getting a one in seven billion accolade.
Jennifer Lawrence, you are THE luckiest girl in the world! Born gorgeous. Born with acting talent that got you cast in Silver Linings Playbook and the enormously popular and successful Hunger Games franchise.
That means you are becoming rich beyond your wildest dreams at 22 and will NEVER have to worry about the everyday huge anxieties that most young women have today like how to pay off crushing student loans and get a decent job!
Are you letting the rarified air of Hollywood addle your brain?
You aren’t ‘entitled’ as a movie star to be disrespectful to the press, who have helped make you a star.
It’s Not The First Time JLaw Has Shocked With A Rude Comment
Jennifer, you’ve also made a few unthoughtful statements before.
When you won the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Motion Picture, also for Silver Linings, you exclaimed: “What does it say? I beat Meryl!”
That would be the legendary Meryl Streep — who has been nominated for an Oscar 17 times and won three times.
Jennifer, you have to take note, when even Hollywood’s most notorious wild child, Lindsay, calls you out for being disrespectful.
A little sensitivity, Jennifer, would also have kept you out of PETA‘s hot water last year. “Screw PETA,” you told Rolling Stone, when the animal rights organization protested after you discussed your squirrel-skinning scene in 2010’s Winter’s Bone film.
How You Can Still Be A Rebel… Without Being Rude
It seems, Jennifer, that you like to look like a lady — you always do at award shows, but then you try to behave like a rebel.
Well there’s a little difference between rebellious and rudeness.
If you want to be rebellious, pick a worthy cause that you believe in and be deeply and forthrightly involved.
But don’t spend an iota of any more energy being ungracious to people doing their job who are paid a zillionth less than you and you don’t get to wear fabulous designer dresses or go to the world’s most exclusive parties.
You’re a role model- whether you like it or not- for millions of young women and staying humble, and down-to-Earth and taking the classy high road will take you very far in life. You don’t need to be the nest churlish paparazzi-fighting Sean Penn.
Don’t forget — you are just 22. Yes, you’re already on top but good manners will help you stay there. Everyone appreciates them.
If so, keep your flipping the bird fingers to yourself!
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— Bonnie Fuller
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