Jennifer Lawrence calls ‘revealing dress in the cold’ controversy ‘utterly ridiculous’


A photo of Jennifer Lawrence wearing a revealing black dress outside — while surrounded by her bundled-up male co-stars — at a “Red Sparrow” photocall in London is being labeled as “sexist” by fans online.

But Lawrence doesn’t see it that way.

The actress posted a message on Facebook in response to the “controversy.”

“This is not only utterly ridiculous, I am extremely offended,” she wrote. “That Versace dress was fabulous, you think I’m going to cover that gorgeous dress up with a coat and a scarf? I was outside for 5 minutes. I would have stood in the snow for that dress because I love fashion and that was my choice.”

Francis Lawrence, Matthias Schoenaerts, Jennifer Lawrence, Joel Edgerton and Jeremy Irons during the ‘Red Sparrow’ photocall at The Corinthia Hotel on Feb.20, 2018 in London.

She continued, “This is sexist, this is ridiculous, this is not feminism. Over-reacting about everything someone says or does, creating controversy over silly innocuous things such as what I choose to wear or not wear, is not moving us forward.”

Lawrence, 27, added that it’s only creating “silly distractions” from real issues.

“Get a grip people,” she concluded. “Everything you see me wear is my choice. And if I want to be cold THATS MY CHOICE TOO!”

ennifer Lawrence during the ‘Red Sparrow’ photocall at The Corinthia Hotel on Feb. 20, 2018 in London.