Jennifer Lawrence: ‘It should be illegal to call someone fat on TV’

Jennifer Lawrence has slammed shows like Fashion Police in the past for encouraging young women to judge each other based on their looks.

Now, the candid actress is taking her crusade on body shaming even further by claiming it should be illegal to call someone fat on TV.

"I mean, if we’re regulating cigarettes and sex and cuss words, because of the effect they have on our younger generation, why aren’t we regulating things like calling people fat?" she asked Barbara Walters during the 10 Most Fascinating People of 2013 ABC special.

The candid Oscar-winner went on to attack the media’s obsession with body image and weight issues, citing the negative impact it may be having on adolescent girls.

“Why is humiliating people funny? I get it, and I do it, too. We all do it,” she admitted.

She added: “I think the media needs to take responsibility for the effect it has on our younger generation, on these girls that are watching these television shows and picking up how to talk and how to be cool,” she said.

The 23-year-old has faced criticism for her body in the past, but has famously stated that she refuses to go on a diet to fit the Hollywood standard.

Watch the interview with Barbara below and tell us on Facebook: Do you agree Jennifer?

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