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Powerful Ways Celebrities Called Out Sexism In 2018

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Jennifer Lawrence
In a press tour photo for her new film Red Sparrow, Lawrence was photographed wearing a slinky Versace gown while on a terrace outside, while her male co-stars were bundled up in jackets and scarves. As the photo surfaced, Twitter grabbed the image and used it as an example of how actresses are forced to flaunt their bodies to sell movies and press in a way that their male counterparts are rarely asked to. 

But for Lawrence, the assumption that she was forced to wear the dress was sexist in itself — she wanted to wear the designer piece, and wasn't about to cover it up with outerwear.

"Wow. I don't really know where to get started on this 'Jennifer Lawrence wearing a revealing dress in the cold' controversy. This is not only utterly ridiculous, I am extremely offended. 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.

This is sexist, this is ridiculous, this is not feminism. Overreacting 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. It's creating silly distractions from real issues. Get a grip people. Everything you see me wear is my choice. And if I want to be cold THAT'S MY CHOICE TOO!" she wrote on Facebook.