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Screw Those People': Award-Winning Hollywood Actress Has a Message for Girls Facing Criticism From Others Over Body Image

"What are you going to do be hungry every single day to make other people happy? That's just dumb."

Actress Jennifer Lawrence attends Lionsgate's 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' and 'I, Frankenstein' press line during Comic-Con International 2013 at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel on July 20, 2013 in San Diego, California. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

"Screw those people."

That was Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence's advice to girls facing criticism from others over their body image.

Lawrence, speaking Thursday at a Yahoo! question and answer session aimed at promoting the upcoming "Hunger Games" movie, made the comments in response to a question a father asked on behalf of his daughter.

Actress Jennifer Lawrence attends Lionsgate's 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' and 'I, Frankenstein' press line during Comic-Con International 2013 at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel on July 20, 2013 in San Diego, California. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

"What is your advice to young girls dealing with the same treatment from their peers and response to those who judge others based on appearances?" the man asked.

Lawrence did not mince her words while responding, noting "it's something everyone experiences" because "the world has a certain idea" of how a woman should look, based on "airbrushed perfect model[s]."

"You look like you look, and be comfortable," she said. "What are you going to do be hungry every single day to make other people happy? That's just dumb."

[sharequote align="center"]"What are you going to do be hungry every single day to make other people happy? That's just dumb."[/sharequote]

"Shows like the 'Fashion Police' and things like that are just showing these generations of young people to judge people based on things — they put values in things that are wrong and that it's okay to point at people and call them ugly and call them fat," Lawrence added.

"They call it 'fun' and 'welcome to the real world.' That shouldn't be the real world. It's going keep being the real world if we keep it that way," she continued.

Lawrence concluded, saying she's upset the media continues to praise "unrealistic expectations for women."

"It's disappointing the media keeps it alive and fuels that fire," Lawrence said. "It's something that really bothers me because I love to eat."

(H/T: Mashable)

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