Anne Hathaway Defends Jennifer Lawrence: Don’t “Tear Her Down” For Golden Globes Incident

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Anne Hathaway Defends Jennifer Lawrence Golden Globes

By Shari Weiss

Anne Hathaway Defends Jennifer Lawrence Golden Globes

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Anne Hathaway is defending Jennifer Lawrence amid backlash for an incident with a reporter at the Golden Globes.

As Gossip Cop reported, Lawrence was in the press room after winning Best Actress In A Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical when a journalist asked where she sees herself come Oscar night. In response, though, she called him out for seemingly being engrossed in his phone. Many criticized Lawrence for allegedly not taking into account that this foreign reporter was possibly using his device for assistance, and wasn’t intending to be rude.

Others have said, though, that Lawrence was in the right, and that the man had really been trying to take pictures of her. And that’s the stance Hathaway takes in a new Facebook post shared on Friday afternoon. With a message addressed to “the Internet,” she defends her fellow Golden Globe (and Oscar) winner.

“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,” writes Hathaway. “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.”

Hathaway goes on, “Jennifer is a beautiful, talented, wildly successful, popular, FOUR TIME OSCAR NOMINATED young woman. Please let us not punish her for these things.” Hathaway signs her note as a “J-Law fan,” and adds the hashtags, “#supportstrongwomen #imwithher #whycantwegiveloveonemorechance.”

Lawrence, who received her fourth Academy Award nomination on Thursday, has not commented on the incident since it took place. She and Hathaway are pictured above at the 2013 Oscars after winning Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress, respectively.

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