Jennifer Lawrence Fires Back Against Fat-Shaming - Who Else is Striking Back Against Weight Critics?

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Jennifer Lawrence Fires Back Against Fat-Shaming - Who Else is Striking Back Against Weight Critics?
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Jennifer Lawrence is firing back against media weight critics.


In an upcoming interview with Barbara Walters, the "Hunger Games: Catching Fire" star wondered, "Why is humiliating people funny? I get it, I do it too. We all do it."

Still, Lawrence draws the line at fat-shaming on TV, arguing that it could have damaging effects on her young female fans. As she explained, "I think the media needs to take responsibility for the effect it has on our younger generation on these girls that are watching these television shows and picking up how to talk and how to be cool. So all of the sudden being funny is making fun of the girl that's wearing an ugly dress."

JLaw also thinks it should be illegal to call someone fat on TV. As she continued, "and the word fat! I just think it should be illegal to call somebody fat on TV. If we're regulating cigarettes and sex and cuss words because of the effect it has on our younger generation, why aren't we regulating things like calling somebody fat?"

Jennifer is not the only one who has spoken out against weight shaming. Who else is firing back at the weight critics?

Jessica Simpson

Less than six months after giving birth to her second baby, Ace, Jessica is back to her pre-pregnancy weight, thanks to a combination of Weight Watchers and regular exercise.

Still, Jessica's ultimate goal is not weight management, but rather being the best version of herself. As she commented, "To be the best version of myself and to feel great. I want to be a great mom and a great example to my kids."

Part of that means being able to shrug off the weight critics she's had to deal with over the years. As she explained, "It does get old having people harping on how much you weigh or your body after pregnancy. I need to feel comfortable in my own skin. People are going to pick me apart no matter what I do."

Kelly Clarkson

The "American Idol" winner is thrilled to be expecting her first child with her husband, Brandon Blackstock. However, one of the perks of pregnancy is being able to silence the weight critics. As she explained, "everybody calls me fat all the time, so I can't wait to have a reason, instead of everybody just being a jerk!"

Kelly also warned everyone not to expect a dramatic post-pregnancy weight loss. "I've never been Gisele B√ľndchen, so ain't nobody expectin' that! I like to set a [low] standard so people don't expect a lot."

Rebel Wilson and Melissa McCarthy

The two actresses are determined not to give into the Hollywood pressure to be thin. They've actually made a pact not to lose weight. As Radar Online reported, "neither one of them is trying to lose weight and they've formed this little support group to keep each other from falling into the skinny Hollywood trap."

Although they both have the resources to lose weight if they choose, they are determined to set an example for plus size women. "Obviously, they could both snap their fingers and lose the weight because of the resources they have available to them - which could include everything from personal trainers to Lap Band surgery - but right now they're agreeing with each other that they have to hold the line and provide a positive image for overweight girls everywhere."

Khloe and Rob Kardashian

Khloe Kardashian is defending her brother against fat shaming. Rob has been struggling to lose weight since his breakup with Rita Ora, and Khloe is asking critics to cut him some slack.

As she commented, "People give, especially guys, such a hard time to lose weight, because people expect men to lose weight so much faster. But losing weight in general is so hard and it takes a lot of time and determination. It doesn't happen in one day!"


She also talked about how hard he was working to lose the weight, and how he's already starting to feel better about himself. "He's definitely working on it, but it takes time. I'm just happy that he's feeling good about himself. He's on his own."

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