Jennifer Lawrence: It should be illegal to call someone fat
December 18th, 2013
04:15 PM ET

Jennifer Lawrence: It should be illegal to call someone fat

Jennifer Lawrence is not a saint.

But, as she argues in Barbara Walters' "Most Fascinating People of 2013" special, she's also not a member of the media.

In the pre-taped special that's airing on Wednesday, Walters points out that Lawrence is sensitive about the press sitting in judgment of women on the red carpet.

"Why is humiliating people funny?" the 23-year-old Oscar winner said. "I get it, and I do it too, we all do it. But I think when it comes to the media, the media needs to take responsibility for the effect that it has on our younger generation, on these girls that are watching these television shows and picking up how to talk and how to be cool. So then all of a sudden, being funny is making fun of the girl that's wearing an ugly dress."

Lawrence doesn't call it out by name in the clip, but she has previously taken a stance against E!'s "Fashion Police," which is known for its sometimes cutting coverage of awards show ensembles. And if it were up to Lawrence none of the "Fashion Police" personalities - or anyone on TV, really - would be able to say the "F" word in particular.

"The word fat, I just think it should be illegal to call somebody fat on TV. If we're regulating cigarettes, and sex, and cuss words, because of the effect it has on our younger generations, why aren't we regulating things like calling people fat?"

What do you think - does J. Law have a point? See the entire interview when Barbara Walters' "Most Fascinating People" special airs on ABC at 9:30 p.m. ET.

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