Jennifer Lawrence thinks fat jibes should be illegal

Jennifer Lawrence worries about the effect the word 'fat' has on her young fans.
Jennifer Lawrence worries about the effect the word 'fat' has on her young fans. Bang Showbiz

JENNIFER Lawrence thinks it should be illegal to call famous people fat.

The 'Hunger Games: Catching Fire' star, who previously vowed to never go on a strict diet for a film role, believes scrutinising celebrities for their weight has a negative effect on young females across the world.

The 23-year-old Oscar-winning actress told Barbara Walters for her annual '10 Most Fascinating People of 2013' special: "Why is humiliating people funny? I get it, I do it too. We all do it."

But she added: "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. 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 recently claimed she is considered to be among the larger actresses her age in Hollywood.

"In Hollywood, I'm obese. I'm considered a fat actress," she said.

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