Earlier this week, Jennifer Lawrence came under fire for calling out a South American reporter for using his phone in the Golden Globes press room. "You can't live your whole life behind your phone, bro," she told him. "You gotta live in the moment."
And whether she was joking or not, people were quick to criticize her, saying that Lawrence failed to realize that the reporter could've just been reading questions from his phone or using Google translate.
And while Jen has remained silent about the incident, Anne Hathaway hasn't. The actress, who's also been the target of Internet haterade, posted a defense of Jen on her Facebook this afternoon. "Let's not continue the sad but common practice of building people—especially women—up just to viciously tear them down when we perceive them to have misstepped," she wrote.
The message, in its entirety:
Dear the Internet, It's become pretty clear that the Jennifer Lawrence "scolding" was taken out of context and that she was dryly joking with a journalist who was indeed using his phone to take photos of her.Let's not continue the sad but common practice of building people - especially women- up just to viciously tear them down when we perceive them to have misstepped. Jennifer is a beautiful, talented, wildly successful, popular, FOUR TIME OSCAR NOMINATED young woman. Please let us not punish her for these things. Sincerely, A J-Law fan #supportstrongwomen #imwithher #whycantwegiveloveonemorechance
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