“In Hollywood, I’m Obese”: Why Jennifer Lawrence’s Weight Comments Are Good For Everyone

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Jennifer Lawrence Says She's "Obese" By Hollywood Standards

Oh, did you guys ever notice that Academy Award-nominated actress Jennifer Lawrence is clinically obese? Oh no, because only a total moron would think that? Clearly you are not a film executive! “I eat like a caveman, I’ll be the only actress who doesn’t have anorexia rumors,” the Hunger Games star says in her new Elle interview. “In Hollywood, I’m obese. I’m considered a fat actress, I’m Val Kilmer in that one picture on the beach.” While some people might take umbrage with a thin, smoking hot 22-year-old claiming to be obese by anyone‘s definition of the word, we think it’s great. It’s not only great, in fact. It’s necessary.

You might recall back in April, when some critics were ragging on Jen’s size as unbelievably large and well-fed for a Panem resident. Lawrence allegedly scoffed it off, but apparently this has become a running theme in her rise to stardom. Personally, we’re glad Jennifer Lawrence has been consistently real with us with regards to how Hollywood perceives her…because it reminds us how totally divorced from reality Hollywood standards can be. If conventionally thin and attractive Jennifer Lawrence is obese, then clearly it’s the system that’s screwed up, not any one individual’s weight. If Jennifer Lawrence is “obese,” then the center cannot hold, people!

We also think it’s important that Jen, much like other celebs such as Lady Gaga, is bringing up the perception of her weight while she is in the process of becoming a star. Many celebs reveal their struggle with eating disorders or unreal body expectations after they have already achieved fame, but it seems like an important step to acknowledge actors and actresses deal with this kind of ish at every level of their careers. “I’m never going to starve myself for a part… I don’t want little girls to be like, ‘Oh, I want to look like Katniss, so I’m going to skip dinner,” Lawrence continued. “That’s something I was really conscious of during training, when you’re trying to get your body to look exactly right. I was trying to get my body to look fit and strong- not thin and underfed.” Between Jen and Melissa McCarthy‘s “size 6″ comments this week, we are really into famous women keeping it real with us. Now we just need to get some celeb men to open up about the pressure to be thin. Seth Rogen? Jonah Hill? We know it’s not easy for the dudes, either. We read those Internet comments too!

[Photo: Getty Images]

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