Jennifer Lopez Thinks Her "Diva" Label Is Sexist, and She's Right

"I felt crippled to voice my opinion."

Jennifer Lopez
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Despite Mariah Carey refusing to acknowledge Jennifer Lopez's existence, (opens in new tab) these chanteuses have one thing in common: they're divas. Or, at least pop culture fandom has decided they are, which seems unfair at best and sexist at worst. 

"I've always been fascinated by how much more well-behaved we have to be than men," Jenny from the Block recently told The Hollywood Reporter (opens in new tab). "I got a moniker of being 'the diva,' which I never felt I deserved—which I don't deserve—because I've always been a hard worker, on time, doing what I'm supposed to do, and getting that label because you reach a certain amount of success..."

Apparently, having an opinion about, you know, her career, lead to J.Lo being called out for diva-esque behavior—which is something men just don't have to deal with. 

Ugh, this. Just, all of this. Can we please make a collective promise to never label opinionated women as "divas" from now on? Cool, now that we've figured that out, let's watch J.Lo take down the patriarchy for a few minutes:

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Mehera Bonner is a celebrity and entertainment news writer who enjoys Bravo and Antiques Roadshow with equal enthusiasm. She was previously entertainment editor at Marie Claire and has covered pop culture for over a decade.