Following the “scandal” that occurred when JLaw jokingly told a reporter at the Golden Globes to get off his phone, Hathaway clearly felt the need to speak out in support of her fellow actress.
“Dear the Internet,” Hathaway wrote on Facebook. “It’s become pretty clear that the Jennifer Lawrence ‘scolding’ was taken out of context and that she was dryly joking with a journalist who was indeed using his phone to take photos of her.”
But Hathaway took her rant one step further, using Lawrence as an example of how society unfairly targets women for perceived social missteps. In her post, she urged her followers to support women even when they make mistakes.
“Let’s not continue the sad but common practice of building people – especially women- up just to viciously tear them down when we perceive them to have misstepped,” Hathaway wrote. “Jennifer is a beautiful, talented, wildly successful, popular, FOUR TIME OSCAR NOMINATED young woman. Please let us not punish her for these things.”
Unfortunately, some of the followers commenting on Hathaway’s post don’t seem to agree.
“So being a FOUR TIME OSCAR NOMINATED actress gives her some kind of privilege?” one wrote. “yes, she’s a talented actress but she’s also a human being she can do right but also wrong…she did wrong”
Others, however, did take Hathaway’s side.
“I wish female entertainers of all types could have the luxury of not caring what others think of them, as those of us employed in more private ways do,” another wrote. “And, maybe you don’t (which is good). Suffice it to say that you, Jennifer Lawrence, and a lot of other women are talented, beautiful, and appropriately assertive, which is also good. Keep on keeping on.”