Jennifer Lawrence’s week in awards, memes and ‘slavery’ controversy

Credits: Lionsgate
Credits: Lionsgate

Jennifer Lawrence’s week in awards, memes and ‘slavery’ controversy

It’s been a headline week for The Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence.

First, the actress won the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress for her role in American Hustle. It’s her second year-in a row winning a Globe; last year, she took home the award for Best Actress for Silver Linings Playbook.

Of course, the night of Globes was not all about victory for Lawrence. Her white with black trim Dior gown spawned an Internet meme, after viewers took to the Internet to compare the dress to the outfit Ariel wears when she first gets legs in The Little Mermaid.

Since then, tons of people (including a few famous faces), have posted photos of themselves in their own home-made recreations of the dress (most often using a white bed sheet and two black belts).

Lawrence also nabbed headlines for her Golden Globes red carpet photo-bombing of singer Taylor Swift.

More recently, Lawrence has been at the center of a controversy surrounding her American Hustle director David O. Russell, who came under fire for comparing Lawrence’s treatment on The Hunger Games sets to “slavery.”

“I personally think they should give her a bit of breathing room over there because they’re [Lionsgate] printing money,” Russell told The Daily News. “I’ll tell you what it is about that girl – talk about ‘12 Years Of Slavery,’ that’s what the [‘Hunger Games’] franchise is — and I’m going to get in so much trouble for saying that.”

Russell has since issued an apology, after the comment drew massive criticism. “Clearly, I used a stupid analogy in a poor attempt at humor,” Russell said in a statement. “I realized it the minute I said it and I am truly sorry.”

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