According to some critics, Jennifer Lawrence is “too fat” to play Katniss. FFFFUUUUUU

Apparently Jennifer Lawrence is too fat to play Katniss. At least according to some critics. And unfortunately they’re TOP critics, not the pieces of shit you’d expect to say this from gossip magazines. Yeah, JUST LET THAT SINK IN FOR A MINUTE.

The NEW YORK TIMES’ critic L.V. Anderson says, “A few years ago Ms. Lawrence might have looked hungry enough to play Katniss, but now, at 21, her seductive, womanly figure makes a bad fit for a dystopian fantasy about a people starved into submission.”

The Hollywood Reporter says her lingering baby fat is evident throughout the film in certain scenes.

My least favorite of all, Jeffrey Wells from Hollywood Elsewhere says, Jennifer Lawrence is a “fairly tall, BIG-BONED lady” who’s “too big” for Josh Hutcherson, who plays Katniss’s romantic interest Peeta.

So let’s talk about the reasons this is so ridiculous and makes me a wee bit stabby and start to freak out.

#1, Jennifer Lawrence is perfectly thin, even by Hollywood standards. She probably weighs around 120 lbs. At the most. She’s fit, muscular and lean. She’s not “big boned” IN THE LEAST, not even compared to other Hollywood actresses. So for someone to say she has baby fat, that she’s BIG BONED (oh my god, RAGGGEEEE!) or that she looks big compared to ANYONE… makes me super stabby.

#2, If these critics want to claim their opinion isn’t misogynistic, encouraging related to the unrealistic expectations towards women in both the “real world” and in Hollywood, then why didn’t they have the same things to say about Jennifer Lawrence’s male counterparts in the film? Liam Hemsworth AND Josh Hutcherson both looked well fed and muscular, and both were residents of District 12. Did they look “starving” enough? No? Well then why wasn’t that included in your critique, hmmm? Oh, because you’re a misogynistic piece of shit, and will take any opportunity to cut down women that look great? Oh great, well I’m glad we got that cleared up.


5 responses

  1. How come no one is saying that Josh Hutcherson is too SMALL for her?! Why is she the one that’s a problem? And I love how they’re making it sound like that she is an amazonian compared to him. If you read the books, you know Peeta isn’t particularly a beefy hunk of a man. People suck. Also, she looks amazing in everything.

    Except bangs. I’m not totally loving the bangs :/

    March 25, 2012 at 7:42 PM

  2. Anonymous

    I want to have that dress.

    March 26, 2012 at 7:44 AM

  3. Samanthat

    I loved the Katniss of the books becasue she was the most unlikely hero – very young looking and small. Jennifer Lawrence is a beautiful woman and a good actress, but I felt she was miscast as Katniss and after seeing her on screen I feel the same. No one wanted to see an anorexic actress, but they did want to see a body type – that’s the story that we have all come to love! Jennifer stands taller than nearly everyone around her. Her face is bigger than Peeta’s when they kiss – she looks like she should play Xena, not Katniss – and the scene on the roof with Peeta – the shot emphasized her bust – Lions Gate wants a sex symbol as noted by the dress she wore above to the book signing. Fans wanted Katniss, not a sex symbol. I kept thinking the director had the shaky camera technique so that we could be destracted from how miscast she was.

    March 27, 2012 at 2:26 PM

  4. I agree with samanthat entirely.

    April 1, 2012 at 7:44 PM

  5. Oh man, I was discussing this the other day with my friend. Just who are these critics and who do they date? When I first saw Lawrence as Katniss I was like “Ok, she’s cute and will be good.” Then I saw her in that dress for the premiere and I was like “DAYUM.”

    I hope all the critics live sad, lonely, sexless lives. Or, if they do have sex, I hope it’s with skinny anorexic chicks with dusty vaginas.

    April 7, 2012 at 11:38 PM

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