Jennifer Lawrence previously made a comment that she’s considered obese by celebrity standards. Plus-size model Ashley Graham begs to disagree. According to her, Lawrence shouldn’t be Hollywood’s idea of a curvy woman. Graham told The Edit, “Jennifer Lawrence is the media’s poster girl for curves — she’s tiny. There needs to be more education in schools, because that’s where eating disorders start. It’s not just about being healthy; it’s also about loving who you are.”
The 27-year-old model added, “We need role models for young girls who say embrace your curves, who cares if your body isn’t perfect? I think that you can be healthy at any size and my goal is to educate women on that. It doesn’t matter if you’re a size 2 or 22, you can be healthy as long as you’re taking care of your body, working out, telling yourself ‘I love you’ instead of taking in the negativity of beauty standards.”
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Graham is certainly a role model for anyone grappling with body issues. Graham has made stops at high schools around the country to talk to teenagers about the importance of body acceptance.
And while Lawrence may not be the poster girl for being curvy, body positivity is still a matter that the outspoken star deeply cares about. Back in 2013, Lawrence was interviewed by Barbara Walters for her special, Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2013. During the interview, Lawrence said, “I just think it should be illegal to call somebody fat on TV. Because why is humiliating people funny?”
“I get it, and, and I do it too, we all do it,” Lawrence continued. “But I think when it comes to the media, the media needs to take responsibility for the effect that it has on our younger generation, on these girls who are watching these television shows, and picking up how to talk and how to be cool, so then all of a sudden being funny is making fun of the girl who’s wearing an ugly dress.”