We’re familiar with celebrities talking about sex appeal and calling out other celebs for getting naked. Rashida Jones told female celebs to “#stopactinglikewhores.” Katy Perry recently spoke out about celebs getting naked when she herself has done the naked-on-a-cloud thing.
Jennifer Lawrence is joining this conversation with her comments in a recent interview with BBC News,
“It’s a part of the entertainment industry that sells. Sex sells. And for some disgusting reason, young sex sells even more. So it’s not really something I worry about because I feel like everybody’s kind of got their own path and they have their own way of finding themselves. And for some people that’s how they feel best, that’s how they feel sexy, that’s how they want to perform.”
The reason no one is freaking out about J-Law’s comments is because she’s right. She doesn’t slut shame or call anyone out, even when the reporter specifically mentions Miley Cyrus. She simply says, “I’m just saying to each their own,” because that’s exactly right. The only thing she calls out is the industry itself.
Is it gross that the entertainment industry is SO focused on sex? Yeah, it is. But unfortunately, it sells and that’s how things are right now, no matter how much we want it to be different.
I’ve been trying to explain this but wasn’t able to really articulate it. I have never cared about what Miley (or anyone) is or isn’t wearing. I’ve been more concerned about her behavior and the quality of her performances above anything else. But it’s never been about her sex appeal. Because that’s not what the focus should be.
Jennifer Lawrence hit the nail on the head when she said that everyone has their own path and way of finding themselves. That’s the truth. That’s why you shouldn’t tell someone to “cover up” or call someone a slut. If you do, you’re just finding your path to being a big ol’ jerk.
J-Law reminds us that you have to do your own thing and figure out what you are and aren’t comfortable with. If you’re comfortable being sexy, great. If you’re not, great. To each their own.
Do you agree or disagree with Jennifer Lawrence? What do you think about the sexualization of the entertainment industry? Do you think it’s too much? Tell us in the comments!