Hunger Games’ Jennifer Lawrence: ‘It should be illegal to call somebody fat on TV’

Jennifer Lawrence says she wants to see laws introduced to stop people being called fat on TV.

The Hunger Games actress asked ‘Why is humiliating people funny?’ when she was a guest on Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2013, reports the Los Angeles Times.

The 23-year-old Oscar-winner said that she was guilty of making negative comments herself, saying: “We all do it.”

But she said: “The media needs to take responsibility for the effect it has on our younger generation on these girls that are watching these television shows and picking up how to talk and how to be cool.

“So all of a sudden being funny is making fun of the girl that’s wearing an ugly dress. And the word fat!

“I just think it should be illegal to call somebody fat on TV. If we’re regulating cigarettes and sex and cuss words because of the effect it has on our younger generation, why aren’t we regulating things like calling people fat?”

Jennifer has previously said how she was told to diet for the big screen, but that she’s strong enough not to listen to advice about her body shape.

“Somebody told me I was fat, that I was going to get fired if I didn’t lose a certain amount of weight,” she has said. “If anybody even tries to whisper the word ‘Diet’, I’m like, ‘You can go …. yourself!'”