Another, highly ridiculous, example of the fickle nature of Hollywood is the new beef that Joan Rivers has with America's Best Friend: Jennifer Lawrence. Eighty-year-old Joan Rivers has been around Hollywood for decades. Unlike others who have been unable to hold onto the spotlight and maintain relevancy in the ever changing Hollywood, Joan has. Most notably through "The Fashion Police."
For those that aren't aware, The Fashion Police is an E! Entertainment News segment that pokes fun at celebrities who have the misfortune to wear something "bad" or those who wore the same outfit in a week. It's not the most wholesome of entertainment and it certainly hasn't made Jennifer Lawrence a fan.
During a conversation with Yahoo employees on November 7th, Jennifer said, "There are shows like "The Fashion Police" that are just showing these generations of young people to judge people based on all the wrong values and that it's OK to point at people and call them ugly or fat. They call it "fun" and they say "welcome to the real world" -- and that shouldn't be the real world, it's going to continue being the real world if we keep it that way. We have to stop treating each other like that and stop calling each other fat."
The long and short of it was that Joan Rivers started holding a grudge and even told the New York Post that her, "New Year's resolution is ensuring that Jennifer Lawrence grows up and realizes how lucky she is and calms down."
Let's break that down shall we?
A: Joan believes that Jennifer's take on Hollywood is only because of her age (23).
So believing that calling people fat and poking fun because of their outfit could potentially have an ill-effect on them is the product of being young? Hmm. I think I'll stay young for a while thanks.
B: Jennifer needs to recognize how lucky she is?
Ok so some things were luck...like being in NYC at the right time to get noticed by the right photographer. Other things not luck...its called TALENT! She's even got an Oscar to prove it.
C: Jennifer needs to calm down.
Calm down about the Fashion Police? Or calm down because she's right and that we are placing way too much emphasis on how a person looks?
The Fashion Police is a perfect example of everything that is wrong with Hollywood. People make their living off of criticizing others...of determining whether they had a boob job, of whether they wore a dress better, of deciding whether someone is anorexic. It's ridiculous. Perhaps its time for Joan Rivers to give up the botox and let everyone else be.