Getting to wear designer gowns is arguably one of the most awesome perks of working in Hollywood. But what isn’t awesome is the fact that the whole world then seems to think it’s okay to comment on how you look. People were quick to jump on Jennifer Lawrence latest look during a photocall for her new film Red Sparrow, and the actress wasted no time clapping back.
Lawrence debuted the dress — a black Versace with a dramatic thigh-high slit — in London. The dress was almost as fierce as the character Lawrence plays in her thriller. According to film critic Owen Gleiberman, her character “shows you what true screen stardom is all about.”
However, the internet was soon abuzz with thoughts about how Lawrence should have covered up with a coat the same way her male costars did. Lawrence has since taken to Facebook to respond, noting that the running commentary about her wardrobe is sexist.
Lawrence makes a key point — she’s a 27-year-old woman, and quite aware of how to dress herself.
We’re glad Lawrence stood up for herself and called out the absurdity of the critique. Now let’s redirect our thoughts to all the important issues that need our attention…because the world needs us.