Joan Rivers and Jennifer Lawrence Twitter fight

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Earlier, I wrote about Jennifer Lawrence and her lovely red carpet style. Now, it’s time to discuss somebody who doesn’t like Jennifer Lawrence: Joan Rivers. A quick recap of the criticism J. Law recently threw at Rivers’ show Fashion Police:

“Shows like the Fashion Police and things like that are just showing these generations of young people to judge people based on things [that don’t matter] … They put values in all the things that are wrong and [show] that it’s ok to just point at people and call them ugly and call them fat and they call it fun.”

Rivers got all upset about this whole “values in all the wrong things” business and furiously tweeted what she saw as sharp jabs, but was basically the Twitter equivalent an angry neighbor yelling, “Get off my lawn, you pesky kids”:



We can’t even call this a “feud,” because Jennifer Lawrence didn’t run around tweeting about how Joan Rivers is an oversensitive brat whose tweets, posted yesterday afternoon, didn’t even gain attention until later because next-to-nobody is following her. And yet, she has done this before — with Anna Wintourwith Adele, with Chelsea Handlereven with Jennifer Lawrence prior to this week, back when she made some crack about how Lawrence has small breasts.

As I’ve mentioned many times, I do not completely understand the hype about Jennifer Lawrence. She’s very pretty, she’s talented (though not exceptionally so), she’s pleasant in interviews, she has the best derned PR people that money can buy…but that’s about all I see. Nevertheless, I 100% think she is correct about Fashion Police. I’m all for critiquing fashion, but their content often migrates into body snarking. They negatively discuss the people’s bodies who are wearing the clothes rather than the clothes themselves, and that isn’t okay.

So, yes: Fashion Police does value the wrong things. It does call people fat. It does call people ugly. And in this case, it does have a sad host desperately trying to get publicity by whining about a public figure speaking honestly.