Jennifer Lawrence looked stunning in a plunging black Versace dress at Red Sparrow's London premiere on Tuesday, February 20th. The 27-year-old, who is in great shape, braved the cold English weather as she stood for a photo op with her co-stars, Joel Edgerton, Jeremy Irons, Matthias Schoenaerts and director Francis Lawrence. However, the Oscar winner was attacked online for baring too much skin, with many of her critics calling her out for showing too much skin.
Many wondered if the actress was pressured into showing off her skin while her male co-stars were clad in overcoats and scarves. They said Jennifer had no agency to do the same just because she's a woman. Others said Jennifer was probably paid a huge amount to wear the dress by the Italian fashion house and added that she chose money over covering her own body.
However, the American Hustle actress hasn't taken the criticism lightly. She hit back at her critics with a lengthy Facebook post and called their remarks sexist.
Jennifer wrote, "Wow. I don't really know where to get started on this 'Jennifer Lawrence wearing a revealing dress in the cold' controversy. This is not only utterly ridiculous, I am extremely offended. That Versace dress was fabulous, you think I'm going to cover that gorgeous dress up with a coat and a scarf?"
She added, "This is sexist, this is ridiculous, this is not feminism. Overreacting about everything someone says or does, creating controversy over silly innocuous things such as what I choose to wear or not wear, is not moving us forward."
The American actress reminded her critics that it was also her choice to wear the dress and freeze in the cold. However, we will do well to remember that Jennifer was out in the cold for just five minutes.
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