Jennifer Lawrence has been labelled “mean-spirited”, “rude” and “pretentious” after berating a reporter for reading from his phone during a press conference.
A video of the actress chastising the reporter backstage at Monday’s Golden Globes gained traction online, with many suggesting she overstepped the line in her criticisms.
During a press conference following Lawrence’s win for Best Actress in a Comedy for her role in Joy, a reporter with a strong foreign accent began to question her about her Oscar hopes.
Lawrence quickly interrupted him to scold him for reading the question off his phone, much to the amusement of the rest of the room.
“You can’t live your whole life behind your phone bro. You just can’t do that, you gotta live in the now,” Lawrence said to the anonymous man, who is off camera in the clip.
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Seemingly confused, the reporter uttered, “what?” before laughing and apologising. When he continued on, Lawrence interrupted him again.
“How do you see yourself for the Oscar night and how was working…” he began.
“We’re at the Golden Globes,” Lawrence cut in. “If you’d put your phone down you’d know that.”
While the journalist seemed unfazed by the incident, laughing it off and apologising, viewers online have described Lawrence’s outburst as “cruel” and “rude”.
Others have brushed off the incident as part of Lawrence’s trademark sarcasm.
The reporter and Lawrence are yet to comment on the incident.