Jennifer Lawrence receives backlash over 'stuck up' response to Joanna Lumley at the 2018 BAFTA Awards
Jennifer Lawrence received tons of angry tweets from viewers of the 2018 BAFTA Awards for her "arrogant" response to Joanna Lumley's glowing introduction of her.
Jennifer Lawrence was dragged on Twitter for her seemingly "arrogant" response to Joanna Lumley's generous introduction of her at the 2018 BAFTA Awards on February 18.
The 71-year-old actress took over from Stephen Fry to present the show for the first time. She announced the commencement of the awards ceremony, saying "Let's start giving out some of those beautiful BAFTAs, shall we?"
She then went on to introduce the first award of the night, "And we start with the award for Outstanding British Film in honor of Alexander Korda, and who better to kick it (sic) the whole evening off than the hottest actress on the planet, soon to be seen in Red Sparrow: It's the ravishing Jennifer Lawrence!"
Jennifer, 27, smiled as she walked on to the stage with the award, then glanced in Joanna's direction before saying almost reprovingly, "That was a bit much, but thank you, Joanna" to a rather cold response from the crowd.
It certainly seemed meant to be a joke, though the delivery was off, and viewers caught on to the subtle condescension in her tone, dragging her on Twitter for the remark, and pointing out that she should have been more respectful to Joanna.
Wow seriously Jennifer Lawrence needs to lighten the F up. Joanna Lumley gave you a compliment calling you ravishing and you knocked her back like a right stuck up cow. Take the compliment. Jesus Christ! Ungrateful much! I'd love a compliment from Lumley #EEBAFTAs— Kim Beacham (@Kimboly27) February 18, 2018
Who is a Jennifer Lawrence??? Never heard of her. It might be a good idea for her to have some respect for Joanna Lumley who has proved her worth in every area of TV/stage/Film. She certainly will never reach the heights of Joanna.— Mennie Maahes (@MaahesMennie) February 19, 2018
Jennifer is known for her easygoing nature, and has won many fans with her candid persona, but her usual approach seems to have backfired. There were still Twitter users who defended her from the onslaught of hate, claiming that there was nothing wrong with what she said.
https://t.co/VPNHkmgOu5 All Jen did was smile, say it (her compliments) were a bit much, but thanked her, and people act like she's the devil. And sad thing is that I'm not even surprised. Of course some will turn this in to something it's not.— lawrencepedia (@_lawrencepedia_) February 18, 2018
Puzzled by everyone accusing Jennifer Lawrence of being rude to Joanna Lumley. Joanna introduced her as being the ‘hottest actress on the planet’ & ‘ravishing’. Jennifer laughed and modestly described the compliment as a ‘bit much’ but thanked her for it. How is that rude? 🙄— Jenny (@mb20nut) February 18, 2018
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