Jennifer Lawrence Calls Out Bad Body Image Role Models For Girls In Hollywood

jennifer lawrence body imageJennifer Lawrence is on the promo trail for Hunger Games, and so far she’s pitch perfect when it comes to all the questions about her body. First, she told Glamour that she won’t diet for her job; in her latest interview with Seventeen, she speaks out against actresses like Lindsay Lohan and Nicole Richie, who she says encouraged anorexia and bad body image in girls when she was young.

In her new interview, she describes how thin stars negatively influenced girls when she was a teen growing up in Louisville, Kentucky:

I remember when I was 13 and it was cool to pretend to have an eating disorder because there were rumors that Lindsay Lohan and Nicole Richie were anorexic. I thought it was crazy. I went home and told my mom, ‘Nobody’s eating bread—I just had to finish everyone’s burgers.’

She added that she’s against promoting weight loss for young girls:

I’m just so sick of these young girls with diets. I think it’s really important for girls to have people to look up to and to feel good about themselves.

And at just 21, we think Lawrence is proving to be a pretty good example herself.

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