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Instead, the ‘Joy’ actress raised eyebrows when she was captured on camera, telling off a journalist for looking at her phone while interviewing her.
Variety tweeted a video which showed Jennifer interrupting a reporter who was in the middle of asking her a question, telling him: “You can’t live your whole life behind your phone, bro.
— Variety (@Variety) January 11, 2016
“You just… you can’t do that. You’ve got to live in the now.”
Apologising to the Oscar-winning star, the reporter then asked her whether she thought she’d be lucky again, when this year’s Academy Awards came round, though she seemed unimpressed with this question.
Accompanied by laughs from the crowd, she responded: “We’re at the Golden Globes. If you put your phone down you’d know that.”
Initially, Jennifer’s fans praised the actress for encouraging the reporter to look at her directly while he was interviewing her, although the tide quickly turned when it was suggested that the reporter was looking at his phone because English was not his first language.
i like jennifer lawrence but why did she have to be so rude ???? smh— siân+michael™ (@sgfgaudio) January 11, 2016
Culturally incompetent Jennifer Lawrence misconstrues foreign reporter's actions and misunderstands his question. https://t.co/D13pmxdnHw— pam (@pamnonga) January 11, 2016
Big thumbs down to Jennifer Lawrence for the way she treated that foreign reporter, i thought she was supposed to be really cool and stuff— Jamie (@_JamieMac_) January 11, 2016
Idk why I just imagined that foreign reporter as my own parents trying to ask Jennifer Lawrence a question...and now I'm infuriated😡 #sorude— kebra andom. (@ikeebzitreal) January 11, 2016
Jennifer Lawrence shaming a foreign, non-English speaking journalist for being on his phone is the most Taylor Swift move ever— Chris DiNardo (@chrisdinardo1) January 11, 2016
Jennifer Lawrence wants to be America's sweetie with the tumbling and shit on stage. Her disrespect of a foreign reporter was classless.— Kimmie Tee (@KBLXkimmie) January 11, 2016
That time J-Lawrence picked on a foreign reporter while he's trying to do his job. Should he get paid more too?January 11, 2016
However, a reporter who claims to have been in the press room at the time of the incident has now shed some light on the situation.
Defending Jennifer, he’s posted a string of tweets, refuting claims that she “bullied” the foreign reporter, and insisting it was all a “light-hearted” joke.
I was in the press room w/ Jennifer Lawrence. She did NOT bully that reporter. He was not reading questions off of his phone. #GoldenGlobes— Chris Trondsen (@ChrisTrondsen) January 11, 2016
The reporter was asking a question but either filming or taking pictures off of his phone while talking to Jennifer Lawrence. #GoldenGlobes— Chris Trondsen (@ChrisTrondsen) January 11, 2016
Then he asked about the Oscars when we were at the Golden Globes. Jennifer Lawrence wasn't rude at all. She just wanted him to be present.— Chris Trondsen (@ChrisTrondsen) January 11, 2016
Jennifer was among the big winners at Sunday’s Golden Globes, taking home the Best Actress prize for her turn in the titular role in ‘Joy’.
Check out the full list of winners, including Leonardo DiCaprio and Lady Gaga, here.