Los Angeles: ‘Joy’ actress Jennifer Lawrence has received criticism from Twitter users for scolding a foreign reporter, who looked at his phone while asking her a question, at the 73rd Golden Globes.
25-year-old Lawrence, who won the best actress Golden Globe, has been accused of being rude to a reporter who asked a question about her big win at the event, reported Aceshowbiz.
The controversy began when a journalist kept his eyes on his phone while asking Lawrence a question during the press conference.
The reporter had not even finished his question, but Lawrence suddenly interrupted, “You can’t live your whole life behind your phone, bro.” The reporter then apologised and continued, but Lawrence interrupted again, “We’re at the Golden Globes. If you put your phone down you’d know that.”
Some considered it as a joke and it indeed entertained the participants of the conference as one can hear laughter from the room. Some people were not happy about it.
— Variety (@Variety) January 11, 2016
Several viewers suggested that the reporter was a foreigner and English wasn’t his first language. They pointed out that the reporter might have been looking at his phone to make sure that his sentences were correct. Some Twitter users were disappointed with what Lawrence had done and had expressed it clearly.
“Jennifer Lawrence is going from fun, lovable gal to problematic, obnoxious hoe real quick she better sort it fast,” someone wrote on Twitter. ” ‘you gotta get off your phone and live in the now’ – Jennifer Lawrence solving the problems of everyone trying to learn new languages,” another user tweeted.
I love Jennifer Lawrence but her stock fell with that mean-spirited treatment of a foreign journo. She's smelling herself. #GoldenGlobes
— Jamey_Giddens (@Jamey_Giddens) January 11, 2016
Jennifer Lawrence doesn't come over well at all calling out reporter for reading off phone.English clearly not first language&interrupts him
— Felicity Morse (@FelicityMorse) January 11, 2016
Jennifer Lawrence snapping at a reporter isn't "quirky" or "cute" idk why she feels entitled to be so rude
— kara (@aIohakara) January 11, 2016
Culturally incompetent Jennifer Lawrence misconstrues foreign reporter's actions and misunderstands his question. https://t.co/D13pmxdnHw
— pam (@pamnonga) January 11, 2016