Same old shit?
Why on earth would an actress show up to a red carpet event with a bloody face and a bird nest for hair? She was in Hollywood, not in a battle against a fictional dystopia. If you bother to notice, she’s barely wearing any make-up and not a single feature is altered about her. Her hair is naturally blonde, her eyes- naturally hazel. Why do you insult her, just because she’s happened to be born beautiful?
And for the record, she is the face of a revolution. But of an entirely different kind. She pretty much embodies honesty and heartiness and is not afraid to be herself in a world that is full of pretentious twats.
Jennifer Lawrence is not the same old shit.
Lol at people not getting what this means.
Courtesy of aimmyarrowshigh:
It’s not the “prettying” that’s the problem; it’s the erasure of Katniss’ racial markers of skin tone, hair color, hair texture, eye color… and the implication, in fact, that someone who looks like “Mockingjay-era Katniss” can’t BE “pretty” because she isn’t what Jennifer is in that photo: fair-skinned white, blonde, blue-eyed, white-toothed, and without visible scarring or dermatological imperfection.
“Mockingjay-era Katniss” is darker-skinned, black-haired, gray-eyed, and has a massive, angry scar down the side of her face. She shouldn’t have to be glamorized to be anyone’s favorite character or to be considered important, worthy, or able to carry a film franchise.
There is no reason that the Katniss actress shouldn’t still have at least a *modicum* of “book Katniss” in her appearance when she’s shined up for a red carpet appearance. There is no reason why “pretty” and “glamor” should be associated solely with thin, white, blonde, smooth-skinned, beauty-treated anglo-saxon women. An olive-skinned, black-haired actress in a ball gown on the red carpet would still be glamorous and beautiful, and it’s ridiculous that it isn’t EVER the case (unless, of course, they’re playing a Fiery Sexy Latina or a Hard-As-Nails Soviet Villainess. Or, you know, A Victim.)
If the differences between movie!Katniss’ actress and the book!Katniss that originated her role were not differences that smack of oppression, erasure, the beauty myth, whitewashing, and institutional racism as a whole, then the graphic wouldn’t have been made.
Glamour isn’t related with ‘thin, white, blonde, smooth-skinned, beauty-treated anglo-saxon women’ - THAT’S JUST WHAT JEN IS
It sounds like she’s being penalised for naturally being slim, white, blonde, smooth-skinned. Of course an olive skinned black woman would be beautiful (Naya Rivera, Beyonce!? etc.), but because Jen’s NOT and she’s lucky enough to be pretty, no one should say that it’s racist to choose a white girl, just as they shouldn’t say that it’s racist NOT to choose a white girl!
Just because the tables have been turned and she’s pretty rather than not, everyone’s forgetting that she was chosen because she’s an amazing actress. If an unattractive girl was chosen to be Katniss, would you say the same? That she wasn’t chosen because of her looks, and we should focus on her talent?
Also, she HASN’T been glamorised in the film, yet you still want her to show up on the red carpet with mud in her hair? So that she looks like Katniss? She’s not Katniss! When she’s not acting, do people expect her to change and start getting scars and running around with a bow and arrow because ‘that’s what she plays in the movie’? She shouldn’t be asked to be a “”*modicum* of “book Katniss”” when she’s not acting, just like a not-so-attractive person shouldn’t be asked to be, say, a *modicum* of some glamorous character that he or she is lucky and talented enough to play.
eek sorry just narrow minded people
Jennifer Lawrence being pretty and being a good actress is subjective.
Hollywood being too white and too narrow minded is fact.
Yes, it is a fact.
But why is Jennifer the target of this sort of abuse, when none of it is her fault?
I would never deny the fact that Hollywood projects are whitewashed, but I don’t see the point in attacking Jennifer. We should put pressure on studios & casting producers, not actors, unless we use them to raise awareness.
That’s precisely what we are doing. We are using Jennifer Lawrence (as the blonde, white face of this franchise) to raise awareness to the disproportion and disparities in media. It puts the pressure to be more aware on plenty of people - studios, producers, actors, and consumers.
What I meant by using the actors to raise awareness is by contacting them and involving them personally in a campaign, getting them to raise awareness themselves, NOT by directing our anger at a picture of the actor.
I know this isn’t what you meant to do, I know you’re not blaming Jennifer personally, but sometimes that’s what it looks like. That’s the impression I got from one of the posts up there. It’s the impression that the image above gives to anyone who doesn’t stop to think about all its possible meanings, which includes most people.
(Anytime I’ve said ‘you’ I mean everyone who’s done this sort of thing, not anyone personally!)