J-Law bullies reporter for attention, laughs

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Remember that annoying kid in middle school or high school who told stupid jokes or intentionally embarrassed others just to get laughs? Jennifer Lawrence was that kid at this year’s Golden Globes.

At the press conference after the awards, a foreign reporter began asking Jennifer Lawrence a question when she rudely interrupted him saying: “You can’t live your whole life behind a phone, bro.” The entire room laughed as if on queue.

The reporter nervously apologized and continued with his question: “How do you see yourself for the Oscar night, and how was working–“.

Again Jennifer Lawrence interrupted him before he could even finish. “We’re at the Golden Globes. If you put your phone down, you’d know that.” Again her human laugh track came in right on queue.

Jennifer Lawrence’s reaction was not her trying to teach the reporter to live in the now, nor was she expressing frustration at the tech-obsessed world she lives in. J-Law simply reacted for attention.

Yes, the reporter said the wrong award show. But after being embarrassed in a room full of my colleagues by a world famous actress, I would mix up the Golden Globes and the Oscars too. Infact, I might even call it the Teen Choice Awards.

For some reason, everyone loves Jennifer Lawrence. In many people’s eyes she can do no wrong and that idea has gotten to her head. Interrupting the reporter was rude the first time, but the celebrity should have at least ended there. But after realizing that people laughed and found  her criticism of the reporter funny, she continued to egg on the situation by interrupting the reporter again.

While Jennifer Lawrence’s position as a bonafide celebrity comes from her talent as an actress, much of her fame has stemmed from her comedic nature; from routinely falling at award shows, to photobombing other stars and using every speech as an opportunity to joke, she is known as a funny woman. And since comedy has no rules or limits,  Jennifer might feel entitled to that same freedom. But unless she ventures into stand up comedy, she needs to abide by the same rules as the rest of us and just be nice.

After all,  she was at the Golden Globes and not at a Comedy Central stand up show.