Jennifer Lawrence certainly has a way with words.
In Glamour magazine’s upcoming February issue, the cover star and lead actress of the recently released film Joy — the biopic about the woman who invented the Miracle Mop — was asked to describe her own personal style, and in true, goofy JLaw fashion, she had a very goofy answer.
“‘Slutty power lesbian,’” Lawrence told the style mag. “That is literally what I say to a stylist. I don’t know if that’s offensive…”
While the Hunger Games actress probably meant no harm when she explained her particular way of dressing, that didn’t stop some internet users from voicing their opinions on whether that term trivializes lesbians and is offensive.
"Jennifer Lawrence describes her style as 'slutty power lesbian'" since when is sexuality a trend
— sara (@saaraaquel) January 6, 2016
Dear Jennifer Lawrence, "slutty power lesbian" is not a style, it's just offensive.
— Natalia (@MissWoogle) January 6, 2016
I thought I couldn't hate Jennifer Lawrence any more than I already did, and then she described her aesthetic as "slutty power lesbian"-gags
— Jordan Underwood (@JordAllenHall) January 6, 2016
What does slutty power lesbian even mean? Has Jennifer Lawrence ever talked to a queer person.
— babykristina (@sadblkgirl) January 6, 2016
"Slutty power lesbian...I don't know if that's offensive" ... if you're questioning it, it's probably offensive, Jennifer Lawrence.
— paulina (@paulinaugh) January 6, 2016
Jennifer Lawrence annoys the fuck out of me. Please stfu. What does "slutty power lesbian" even mean?
— cris (@itscristalbitch) January 6, 2016
Hey, Jennifer Lawrence, unless you're actually a "slutty power lesbian", you probably shouldn't describe your style that way.
— Dori Mooneyham (@TransAndGodless) January 6, 2016
This isn’t the first time one of the nation’s favorite actress has put her foot in her mouth, of course. In May of 2014, a reporter for Vulture allegedly overheard Lawrence making a rape joke to director Alfonso Cuaron, and while backlash was swift, the entire incident lead many people to ask the question of why is it so taboo to criticize America’s sweetheart?
When pressed more about her ‘slutty power lesbian’ aesthetic, Lawrence had this to say:
“Well, first of all, Dior is its own house that’s very feminine and beautiful; this past press tour every dress was just phenomenal. So you don’t see me as a slutty power lesbian on the red carpet a lot, because I’m embodying the Dior woman, which is an honor.… But [also] I’ve got tits and an ass. And there are things that are made for skinny people—like a lot of embroidery, or it covers a lot—and those make me look fat. I have to show the lumps. If you have boobs, you have to show, like, ‘These are boobs. This isn’t cellulite.’Not that there’s anything wrong with that.”
Read Jennifer Lawrence's full Glamour cover story here.