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Jennifer Lawrence Calls Out Young Hollywood For Over-Sexualization

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11/13/2013 8:09 pm
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Jennifer Lawrence Calls Out Young Hollywood For Over-Sexualization
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Roxanne Powell

Staff Writer

Ready, aim, fire! Jennifer Lawrence, who is set to return as Katniss Everdeen in Catching Fire, has taken her place in the line-up of young female role models. In a new interview, Lawrence is asked about the over-sexualization of young Hollywood, with the example given being Miley Cyrus, she commented that it is unfair that they are selling ‘young sex’ and unobtainable bodies. In an interview with BBC’s Newsnight, Lawrence tells how she sees performances like Cyrus', which sometimes involve striping or provocative dancing, as “their way of finding themselves.” But while she accepts their choices, she does not personally agree with them. "It is a part of the entertainment industry that sells. Sex sells, and for some disgusting reason young sex sells even more. "Everybody's got their own path and they have their own way of finding themselves. For some people, that's how they feel best, that's how they feel sexy." When asked her opinion on Cyrus’ performance at the MTV EMAs, described as “twerking with a dwarf,” Lawrence responded: “I’m just saying, to each their own.” Lawrence has described Katniss Everdeen as “a wonderful role model for young girls” because of her inner strength and character. It also helps that she is shown to be “strong and healthy” in mind and body, as opposed to overly thin. "We have the ability to control this image that young girls are going to be seeing [in The Hunger Games]. Girls see enough of this body that they will never be able to obtain... it's an amazing opportunity to rid ourselves of that in this industry. "It's better to look strong and healthy. Kate Moss running at you with a bow and arrow wouldn't be scary." You can catch Lawrence’s full interview below, where she discusses her opinions on body image and its portrayal in the performance industry. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3HU7e1XrYA The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is taking aim at UK cinemas November 21 and November 22 in the US. http://www.Twitter.com/PopWrapped http://www.PopWrapped.Tumblr.com/ http://www.SoundCloud.com/PopWrapped http://www.Facebook.com/PopWrapped http://www.Instagram.com/PopWrapped http://www.Pinterest.com/PopWrapped http://www.YouTube.com/PopWrapped http://www.PopWrapped.wordpress.com/ http://www.PopWrapped.com

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