Their feud began back in November. In a talk with Yahoo! CEO Marissa Meyer, Lawrence called out Rivers’ show, Fashion Police, for “putting 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.” She added, “Screw those people.”
Rivers took the criticism with her customary tact, responding, “It’s funny how Jennifer Lawrence loved @E_FashionPolice during Awards Season when we were complimenting her every single week…But now that she has a movie to promote, suddenly we’re picking on all those poor, helpless actors,” followed by, “WAIT! It just dawned on me why Jennifer Lawrence fell on her way up to the stage to get her Oscar. She tripped over her own arrogance.”
Lawrence has yet to respond to Rivers’ salvo. She actually spent the day after Christmas visiting sick children in a St. Louis hospital. (Rivers attempted to do the same, but the kids mistook her for the Angel of Death.) (That is a joke.)
Of course, sick children visit aside, Rivers is fighting a losing battle. Lawrence has spent her career railing against Photoshopping celebrities to the point of unrecognizability, a process that is done, in part, because of judgemental shit like Fashion Police. And the public agrees with her: When we published a GIF that showed how Lawrence got retouched for a Canadian mag, the most common response was… Why?
No one is going to side with the person advocating more judging and more shit-talking from a team of the world’s loudest, most annoying people. Team Lawrence, obviously.