Jennifer Lawrence says she’s ‘extremely offended’ by ‘sexist’ coverage of outfit

The actor was not impressed by the reaction to a dress she wore while promoting new film 'Red Sparrow' in London

Jennifer Lawrence has hit out at the media coverage around a dress she wore while promoting new film Red Sparrow, saying she is “extremely offended”.

The actor’s newest movie follows ballerina Dominika Egorova as she is recruited to “Sparrow School”, a branch of the Russian intelligence service. It stars Joel Edgerton, Mary-Louise Parker, and Jeremy Irons, among others, and is released on March 1.

While promoting the film yesterday, Lawrence was photographed wearing a black Versace dress. Some outlets criticised the outfit, assuming the actor had been forced to wear something revealing, despite the cold weather, while her male co-stars wore coats.

Lawrence has now corrected that assumption in a post on her official Facebook page. “Wow. I don’t really know where to get started on this ‘Jennifer Lawrence wearing a revealing dress in the cold’ controversy,” she wrote. “This is not only utterly ridiculous, I am extremely offended. That Versace dress was fabulous, you think I’m going to cover that gorgeous dress up with a coat and a scarf?”

Continuing, she called the comments the dress received “sexist”, “ridiculous”, and “not feminism”. “Overreacting about everything someone says or does, creating controversy over silly innocuous things such as what I choose to wear or not wear, is not moving us forward,” she added.

“It’s creating silly distractions from real issues. Get a grip people. Everything you see me wear is my choice. And if I want to be cold THATS MY CHOICE TOO!”

The actor recently said she was going to be taking a year off of acting, meanwhile, but a representative for the star has clarified her comments. “She will return to work when one of several projects in development is ready to go,” they confirmed.