Jennifer: Fat-Shaming Should Be Illegal

Jennifer Lawrence, my favorite young American movie star, tells Barbara Walters she believes ‘it should be illegal to call somebody fat on TV.’ I don’t think I’d be quite that draconian: some people are fat, Blanche, they are. But Lawrence makes a good case for how the media obsession with feminine thinness is highly damaging to girls. Lawrence says that in Hollywood she’s considered obese: there’s something wrong with a culture that considers a shapely figure like hers to be fat.

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