Jennifer Lawrence Offended by Dress Controversy: "This Is Sexist"

Earlier this week, the 27-year-old Oscar winner was criticized for wearing a revealing Versace gown to a photo call in London amid near-freezing temperatures

By Corinne Heller Feb 21, 2018 3:50 PMTags

It's Jennifer Lawrence's dress choice and she'll be cold if she wants to.

Earlier this week, the 27-year-old Oscar winner wore a black, plunging Versace Pre-Fall 2018 gown to a photocall for her latest film Red Sparrow in London. Some people on social media criticized her over her outfit, which she wore while posing for photos with her male co-stars, all bundled up in coats amid the near-freezing temperatures.

"Wow," Lawrence wrote on Facebook on Wednesday. "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."

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"This is sexist, this is ridiculous, this is not feminism," Lawrence, who rarely posts on social media but is known for her candor, went on to say. "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. 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 THATS MY CHOICE TOO!"

Lawrence's femme fatale look at the photocall also corresponds to the persona of her Red Sparrow character; she plays a sexy Russian spy.

The thriller is set for release on March 2.