Jennifer Lawrence for the longest time has been known for her quirky sense of humor and speaking her mind. But at the recently concluded 73rd Golden Globes held last January 10, 2016, a lot of people were not impressed. The outspoken actress scolded, Juan Pablo Fernández-Feo for using his phone when he was asking her questions during the press briefing held after Lawrence's win for Best Actress in A Motion Picture.
"You can't live your whole life behind your phone bro." Jennifer told the reporter "You're just not gonna... You can't do that. You gotta live in the now," she added while rolling her eyes then wagging her finger at him.
The reporter then chose to continue with a line of questioning pertaining to the Oscars, but Lawrence also shot him down for this. "We are at the Golden Globes, if you put your phone down, you'd know that" she said.
The incident caused many people to react negatively towards the actress , and many even labeled her as rude.https://twitter.com/uyentngo/status/686468816759459841 https://twitter.com/t0xicvaIentine/status/686455685190647808 https://twitter.com/aIohakara/status/686432123700572160 https://twitter.com/FelicityMorse/status/686482216575197184 https://twitter.com/Jimae_Faith/status/686419868359503872
However, Chris Trondsen, host of Pacific Rim Videos who was present during the press briefing has come out to defend Lawrence and stated that the "attacks" are unfair.
"I was in the press room w/ Jennifer Lawrence. She did NOT bully that reporter. He was not reading questions off of his phone," he tweeted out, then went on to add "the reporter was asking a question but either filming or taking pictures off of his phone while talking to Jennifer Lawrence. Then he asked about the Oscars when we were at the Golden Globes. Jennifer Lawrence wasn't rude at all. She just wanted him to be present." Trondsen explained.https://twitter.com/ChrisTrondsen/status/686469398765240320 https://twitter.com/ChrisTrondsen/status/686469802995531776 https://twitter.com/ChrisTrondsen/status/686470042314084353 https://twitter.com/ChrisTrondsen/status/686470166557794304
He also wrote a statement on his Instagram page.https://www.instagram.com/p/BAaIXRYFTqf/?taken-by=christrondsen
Rude or not, this incident does bear a reminder to another one involving one of the greatest actresses in Hollywood, who was well known for her
acerbic wit towards journalists. Four time Academy Award winner Katharine Hepburn in fact was celebrated for her humorous approach. Barbara Walters once asked her if she owned a skirt, and the cinema icon (who always wore pants) responded with, "I have one, Ms. Walters. I'll wear it to your funeral." Makes you wonder how Twitter would have responded to that.