the only reason y’all hate jennifer lawrence is because there’s a convenient little list of everything bad she’s said floating around the internet and you read it and decided yes she’s a horrible person. what if someone compiled a list of everything stupid and ignorant you’ve ever said and done and sent it to everyone they know. are you a bad person? probably not. are you gonna seem like one? probably
This is the third time I’ve seen this post cross my dash and I’m sick of seeing it.
People have the right to decide whether or not they like someone for themselves. Especially when it comes to someone who is in the public eye and has the capacity influence the way people think. And yes, the “lists” are convenient. Many of them also have source links to the actual interviews so people can decide for themselves whether or not they feel it is being blown out of proportion.
Do I “hate” her? No. That is an exaggeration. But what I feel about the unthinking shit she says is the same disappointment I feel when I hear that attitude from people in my day to day life. It’s not going to shatter my whole world but it puts her in the category of actors who I don’t particularly care about. I’ll still see movies she happens to be in but it won’t be for her.
This post comes off as yet another “stop saying bad things about someone I like” type post. I understand that you probably don’t like hearing it but people are allowed to talk about and discuss things even if you don’t like what they have to say.
You are still allowed to like that person just as others are allowed to not like them.
It can come down to small reasons and it can be about much larger reasons.
Rather than sit here and try to go “how would you like it” why not acknowledge and accept that fact and then move on from it in a more productive manner. People are allowed to have different opinions.
You could politely ask people to tag their J. Law “hate” with something that’s specific enough that it won’t stop you from seeing stuff about her but will prevent you from seeing anything negative from people you follow about your favorite celeb. Granted it’s up to them whether the choose to do so and how they want to handle it over all. Or you can say to yourself “is this someone who I want to see on my dash if they keep regularly doing something I don’t like” and choose whether to continue following them or to unfollow them. The unfollow button is there for a reason.
If it’s a user you don’t follow who regularly posts “hate” in the main tags the ignore button is also there for a reason so that you don’t have to see their posts at all.
also the “how would you like it” argument is so fucking laughable and childish. the difference between the shit i (and many others) have said and done in the past and the shit Jennifer Lawrence has said and done is this: i have learned from my mistakes and apologized to people i remained in contact with. she hasn’t even acknowledged the fact that some of the shit she says is fucked up, or not yet at least. also, i’m not in the public eye. like nemo said, she’s a celebrity who has the capacity influence the way people think. she is in a position of power over me in more ways than one, so my words aren’t nearly as influential as hers.
so stop this shit. shut the fuck up.
tbh i agree with OP on this one. peeps on tumblr have a fun habit of identifying someone they don’t like then finding very SJ reasons to justify their dislike of them.
ppl were hating on jlaw long before that yourfavisproblematic list came out & then it came out and the discourse shifted from “wow quirky and annoying” to “fatphobic and ableist” which is SO MUCH EASIER to use as a platform to villainze someone lbr.
v convenient shift. v SJ attitude.
Largely agree with the above, however…
Even if people disliked her before the yourfaveisproblematic list came out, I still think the feelings were valid. People don’t like Jennifer Lawrence because she’s trying too damn hard to convince us that she’s one of us. When celebrities do that, it doesn’t sit well with a lot of us, because they’re decidedly NOT like us. Jennifer Lawrence isn’t trying to figure out how to pay her rent. She’s not “average” by any means - no matter how many jokes she makes about her size or appearance. She’s conventionally beautiful and thin, and when she goes on about how she pigs out and is so blunt and to-the-point, it just makes the rest of us feel like she’s disingenuous - because she’s NOT average. She’s a Hollywood starlet and there are things that she has that most of us never will. And likewise, there are daily struggles for average people that will never be part of her reality again, if they ever were.
It’s like people who live in Chicago. Chicago is arguably kind of a shitty place sometimes, in that there’s a lot of crime, it can be racist as hell (like if you’re dealing with cops/the government in any form), etc. But Chicagoans wear their roots like a badge of honor, and they don’t take kindly to others appropriating their lifestyle. If you’re from the suburbs and say you’re from the city, you’ll get ripped apart. It’s not your life and you don’t know it. It’s kind of the same thing with Jennifer Lawrence.
I don’t hate her, but I’m not very eloquent today, so I sound rant-y, I know. But tldr - Jennifer Lawrence makes money off of pretending to be like the average person, and laughs all the way to the bank. We may not realize that’s why we don’t like her, but that’s probably it, at least subconsciously.