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It's 'Not Feminism' to Wonder If Jennifer Lawrence Makes Her Own Fashion Choices

Jennifer Lawrence

The Red Sparrow star, who wore a stunning, bare-shouldered Versace gown outside in the frigid London winter, calls out those writing that she was somehow a fashion victim. 

While shooting a photo call for her upcoming action spy flick Red Sparrow, Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence wore a bare-shouldered Versace gown with a plunging neckline and a high slit outside in the frigid London winter while her male costars Joel Edgerton, Matthias Schoenaerts, and Jeremy Irons and director Francis Lawrence were clad in boots and pea coats. The internet went berserk with posts and commentary about how Lawrence wasn't properly attired for the elements and arriving at the conclusion thatthe Hunger Games star must have been forced into the situation against her will. But Lawrence, who's never been a shrinking violet, took to Facebook to call out those pontificating about her perceived subjugation, referring to all of the ado as the "not feminism."

"Wow. I don't really know where to get started on this 'Jennifer Lawrence wearing a revealing dress in the cold' controversy. This is not only utterly ridiculous, I am extremely offended," Lawrence wrote. "That Versace dress was fabulous, you think I'm going to cover that gorgeous dress up with a coat and a scarf? I was outside for 5 minutes. I would have stood in the snow for that dress because I love fashion and that was my choice."

From full-on British tabloids like The Mirror to the feminist site Jezebel ,writers surmised that Lawrence lacked all agency in her sartorial decision-making.

"The gentlemen also appear to be carefully styled within an inch of their lives, but I'm seeing loose jeans, peacoats, layers, and functional boots. Could one of them maybe have shrugged off their fisherman-inspired wear and given Lawrence a dang coat?" Jezebel pondered.

Meanwhile, the straight-up tabloid The Mirror posted the photos with captions like "Jennifer Lawrence shivered in a plunging dress at a Red Sparrow photocall in London" and "She braved the freezing weather."

Rather than allowing the endless commentary about her supposed fashion victimhood to continue, Lawrence -- who confronted the gender pay gap in a commentary published in Lenny Letter when the Sony hack revealed that her male costars in American Hustle made two-fold what she and Amy Adams did -- roundly chastised those who threw their pity at her.

"This is sexist, this is ridiculous, this is 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," Lawrence wrote. "It's creating silly distractions from real issues."

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