“My New Year’s resolution is [ensuring] Jennifer Lawrence grows up and realizes how lucky she is and calms down,” Rivers tells New York Post.
Rivers then hones in on Lawrence’s stance against body image bullying. The actress’ crusade to stop people from calling others fat — especially on television in shows like “Fashion Police” — has been in effect since Lawrence first burst onto the scene, but Rivers still calls the outlook hypocritical.
“I love that she’s telling everyone how wrong it is to worry about retouching and body image, and meanwhile, she has been touched up more than a choir boy at the Vatican,” Rivers says. “Look at her posters. She doesn’t have a nose, she has two holes. She just has to learn, don’t talk if you’re doing it.”
It could be argued that Lawrence doesn’t have a say in the marketing of the movies she’s in and should still continue to be the defender of healthy body images.
The same day the New York Post interview was published, Lawrence was spending her Christmas visiting the Children’s Hospital in Louisville, Ky. Rivers, similarly, was delivering food for God’s Love We Deliver on Christmas Eve.
At least Rivers can acknowledge that Lawrence isn’t all bad. “She’s an amazing actress; she’s the next Meryl Streep,” Rivers says.