Jennifer Lawrence did her usual bit on The Oscars red carpet, tripping the moment she exited her car and out-Lawrencing herself with being down-to-earth. Well, not to be outdone by herself, she added an extra bit of J Law to the whole affair–waving at the adoring masses and paparazzi and then showcasing her upper arm fat for the world to see.
Regardless of my mixed feelings about Jennifer Lawrence’s brand of body acceptance, I think this is pretty hilarious and awesome. Given just how much time, anxiety, dieting, money, and energy goes into looking completely perfect at the Oscars, it’s refreshing to see somebody be like “this is all fake!” It’s easy to get caught up in the onslaught of visual perfection, and so this was a nice break.
This Vine (that I’m watching on repeat–it’s completely mesmerizing) reminds me that regardless of how perfect a person appears to be (her arms look like they fit the conventional beauty norm to me), everyone has fat and parts that move in ways we’re told is ugly. Nobody, and I mean nobody, fits the beauty standard totally, and that doesn’t make her or her arms any less gorgeous. Way to go, Jennifer Lawrence.
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