If Lupita Nyong’o loses Best Supporting Actress on Sunday, we shouldn’t hate Jennifer Lawrence for it.
Actresses aside, there’re some really interesting points in this article. And it reminds me why I hate media-led people bashing/ mean-girling - it just becomes a vehicle for vicarious bullying, and an excuse for people to needlessly turn onto each other.
Here’s an article that actually cites all the sources and names all the names in the really, really sad “we have to turn on every young female actor just because” phenomenon.
This quote, ugh:
And as Star’s 2013 Most Hated Celebrities poll shows, the penalties for perceived unlikability are much higher for women than men. Whereas Justin Bieber and Chris Brown, the latter a convicted abuser, ranked a paltry eighth and 20th, respectively; Heigl nabbed fifth place. Kristen Stewart was all the way up in second, and Gwyneth Paltrow won. What makes Gwyneth Paltrow 19 spots more hateable than Chris Brown? You tell me.
GOOD! Then this isn’t in my imagination! I could feel the “we think Jen is annoying now” vibe coming from the internet after the Oscars. In fact, I could feel it starting as soon as she got a godddamn haircut.
I brought this up to a few people how it felt like people were starting to turn on her for no reason and they didn’t know what I was talking about so I’m glad to see this. Let’s try not to be a bunch of catty middle school bitches, mkay? Jennifer Lawrence is doing a great job. Especially for someone so so young and impressionable. LEAVE WOMEN ALONE! LEAVE EVERYONE ALONE!
Crispin Glover is on a bonus ep of the Nerdist Podcast tomorrow and he was AMAZING.