Media Monday: Jennifer Lawrence as a Role Model for Younger Generation

Rachel Bratek

 Jennifer Lawrence. I not only love her for her witty charisma and great acting, but I love her for her stance on body image. In the past Lawrence has been criticized for her body and has been told to shed a few pounds for her role as Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games. She refused to lose weight because of the message it could send to younger viewers. I believe she is truly a role model in the Hollywood industry. Even though the media has criticized her body, she knows she is entirely comfortable with herself and she will not let others judgments affect the way she feels.


Lawrence states, “I just think it should be illegal to call somebody fat on TV. I mean, 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 people fat?”


To this I say, “You go girl!” I personally have never thought about regulating the word “fat” on TV, but Lawrence is right. I believe it has a huge impact on our younger generation, and this word mostly has a negative connotation. What do you think?


I hope that Lawrence’s stance on this issue really resonates within Hollywood and that other celebrities and media sources take to heart the negative impact they can have on not only the younger generation but the entire world by just using one little word: Fat.