Jennifer Lawrence Receives Backlash For Lecturing Foreign Golden Globes Reporter Using Phone (VIDEO)
Jennifer Lawrence called out a foreign reporter during a press conference at the 2016 Golden Globe Awards on Sunday. The actress lectured Juan Pablo Fernandez-Feo from Latin America’s E! Network for asking a question while looking at his phone, and now many people on social media are accusing Lawrence of being rude and insensitive. Watch the video below.
Right after winning Best Actress in a Comedy for her role in Joy, Lawrence fielded questions backstage in the press room at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, where the ceremony was held. As Fernandez-Feo, whose first language isn’t English, began asking his question, Lawrence cut him off while wagging her finger, and said, “You can’t live your whole life behind your phone, bro… You can’t do that. You gotta live in the now.”
The reporter was confused, but apologetic, and then continued, “How do you see yourself for the Oscar night?” The actress shot back, “We’re at the Golden Globes. If you put your phone down, you’d know that.” But presumably, the reporter was simply asking the actress what she thought her chances were of being nominated for an Oscar on Thursday morning.
And while it’s possible Lawrence was simply being sarcastic and going for dry humor, many social media users felt the actress was out of line. A person with the Twitter handle @NessaMarquee, wrote, “Jennifer Lawrence practically bullying a nervous reporter with broken English in front of his peers isn’t funny.” A person named @lexi4prez tweeted, “How rude can Jennifer Lawrence be before we stop considering her some quirky perfect covergirl?”
Twitter user @lowkeyIahey expressed, “Here we see jennifer lawrence assuming everyone in the world speaks perfect english and doesn’t need help.” And @uyentngo felt, “jennifer lawrence calling out that reporter was not ‘quirky.’ it was rude and entitled and embarrassed someone just doing his job.”
Meanwhile, a person named @commanderlexa_ tweeted, “She’s not cute, she’s rude,” while @pamnonga wrote, “Culturally incompetent Jennifer Lawrence misconstrues foreign reporter’s actions and misunderstands his question.”
Watch the incident below between Jennifer Lawrence and the foreign reporter backstage at the Golden Globes.
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