Jennifer Lawrence may have received love from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association after her “Best Actress in a Comedy” win at Sunday’s Golden Globes, but the Internet is putting her on blast after what appeared to be her calling out a reporter in front of everyone.
Let’s break this down: after her win for her role in Joy, Jennifer was in the press room when reporter Juan Pablo Fernandez-Feo from Latin America’s E! Network began to ask a question. The actress cut him off while wagging her finger and said, “You can’t live your whole life behind your phone, bro… You can’t do that. You gotta live in the now.”
— Variety (@Variety) January 11, 2016
While the reporter apologizes, he asked, “How do you see yourself for the Oscar night?” Jen’s response? “We’re at the Golden Globes. If you put your phone down, you’d know that.” We’re guessing that the reporter was referencing what her chances were of being nominated for an Oscar and we’re also guessing that J-Law was just trying to be funny. But the Internet didn’t see it that way.
First, many believe that Juan was looking at his phone for his question since English isn’t his first language, which clearly didn’t go over well with Jen. And then asking about the Oscars while at the Golden Globes was clearly strike number two for him. Needless to say, it didn’t take long for the Internet to call Jennifer “rude” and a “bully” for calling him out in front of his peers.
But according to Pacific Rim Video’s Chris Trondsen, who was in the room and sitting near the man, what people are assuming went down isn’t right at all.
Chris took the Twitter to share his side of the story, writing, “I was in the press room w/ Jennifer Lawrence. She did NOT bully the reporter. He was not reading questions off his phone… 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… Plus everyone in the press room was laughing. It was light hearted.”
What are your thoughts on the whole ordeal?
Was she rude or are people overacting?