Fans have deemed Lawrence's comments to a foreign journalist as culturally insensitive
Jennifer Lawrence has been criticised after she called out a reporter for looking at his phone during a post-Golden Globes press conference on Sunday night (January 10).
Lawrence collected her third Golden Globe in four years on the night when she was named Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical for her performance as the inventor of the Miracle Mop in Joy.
However, when Lawrence fielded a question from a foreign journalist during her press conference, she took offence at him reading from his phone.
“You can’t live your whole life behind your phone, bro,” Lawrence said. “You just can’t do that. You gotta live in the now.”
When the reporter then asked how Lawrence sees herself for the Oscars, she quickly replied: “We’re at the Golden Globes. If you put your phone down, you’d know that.”
Lawrence’s comments were later criticised by fans, who see her words as culturally insensitive, with many pointing out that English is probably not the journalist’s first language and that he may have been using his phone as a linguistic aid.
“Jennifer Lawrence snapping at a reporter isn’t ‘quirky’ or ‘cute’… she feels entitled to be so rude,” one commenter wrote on Twitter, while another added: “he was just reading the question”.
Watch the incident in full above.
This year’s Golden Globe Awards were held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles with Ricky Gervais serving as host. Check out a gallery featuring all the winners here.