Jennifer Lawrence: “The word fat should be illegal”

Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence

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By Steph Monks

Jennifer Lawrence is calling for the word ‘fat’ to be banned from TV because she believes it is damaging to young people.

She spoke to Barbara Walters on her upcoming TV special: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2013.

She said, "Why is humiliating people funny? I get it, and, and I do it too, we all do it. (But) the media needs to take responsibility for the affect that it has on our younger generation, on these girls who are watching these television shows, and picking up how to talk and how to be cool...

"And the word fat, I just think it should be illegal to call somebody fat on TV. I mean, if we're regulating cigarettes and sex and cuss words, because of the affect they have on our younger generation, why aren't we regulating things like calling people fat?"

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