Everything was working out brilliantly for Jennifer Lawrence at the Golden Globes this year as she won the award for Best Actress for her role in the movie Joy. However, in a press-conference following the awards, fans criticized J-Law as she was spotted being rather rude to a foreign journalist.
The actress who was being questioned by an international reporter, all of a sudden, lashed out at him when she saw him constantly looking down at his phone, reading out questions.
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“You can’t live your whole life behind your phone, bro,” Lawrence said. “You just can’t do that. You gotta live in the now.”
As the reporter went on asking her another question, Lawrence snapped back, “We’re at the Golden Globes. If you put your phone down, you’d know that.”
Internet users aren’t taking the actress’ words well and some have even gone on to call her culturally insensitive.
i lost all my repspect to jennifer lawrence, she was so rude, i didnt find funny this eww.— Land Hanks. (@Landrauhl) January 11, 2016
that comment to the reporter from jennifer lawrence was so uncalled for ?? bye.— Julia (@JJxlia) January 11, 2016
Please, Jennifer Lawrence, ask a Spanish speaking actor/actress a question in Spanish. Just off the top of your head, no phone. Please.— Gabby Alfaro (@gabbypatty8) January 11, 201
That video of Jennifer Lawrence calling out a journalist for using his phone is absolutely disgusting. Cringed so hard.— Chiarya Stark (@bullieob) January 11, 2016
They don’t seem to be wrong at all, since many reporters, whose first language isn’t English, end up using their phone to read out questions during an interview. Lawrence probably overreacted to the situation.
However, this was not the first time she poked fun at someone for their phone usage during that night. While Lawrence and Amy Schumer were on stage, the duo told someone using their phone in the front row to “please turn your phone off.” Lawrence laughed and added: “Can you please stop taking pictures?”
It seems the actress needs to understand that while smartphone addiction is certainly not acceptable, she cannot call out journalists or other people who need cellular devices to do their jobs.