Anne Hathaway Comes To JLaw’s Defense After Joke Goes Awry

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Anne Hathaway has dealt with her fair share of hate in Hollywood.

So after resident “It” girl Jennifer Lawrence received a ton of backlash for an encounter with a reporter at the Golden Globes on Sunday, it seemed fitting that Hathaway would step in to defend her. 

“Dear the Internet, It’s become pretty clear that the Jennifer Lawrence ‘scolding’ was taken out of context and that she was dryly joking with a journalist who was indeed using his phone to take photos of her,” wrote Hathaway in a Facebook post on Friday.

The “Les Misérables” actress added, “Let’s not continue the sad but common practice of building people — especially women — up just to viciously tear them down when we perceive them to have misstepped.”

Read Hathaway’s full post below:

Dear the Internet,It's become pretty clear that the Jennifer Lawrence "scolding" was taken out of context and that she…

Posted by Anne Hathaway on Friday, January 15, 2016

The JLaw”scolding” incident that Hathaway is referring to occurred in the press room at the Golden Globes. After taking home the award for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy, the 25-year-old jokingly chastised a reporter for being on his phone while asking her a question. 

“You can’t live your whole life behind your phone, bro,” said Lawrence to the reporter. “You can’t do that. You’ve got to live in the now.” 

Jennifer Lawrence calls out a reporter for not looking up from…

Jennifer Lawrence calls out a reporter for not looking up from his phone. #GoldenGlobes #backstage

Posted by Variety on Sunday, January 10, 2016

After the incident, Lawrence experienced the media turning against her for the first time. The clip, where Lawrence deadpans her anger toward the reporter, became the basis for a wave of “rude” JLaw pieces. (The Huffington Post’s story included.)

But it’s not like Lawrence isn’t aware of her overexposure, or the fact that something like this was bound to happen. 

“Nobody can stay beloved forever. I never believed it, the whole time. I was like, just wait: People are going to get sick of me,” said Lawrence in a 2014 interview with Marie Claire. “My picture is everywhere, my interviews are everywhere; I’m way too annoying because I get on red carpets and I’m really hyper, most likely because I’ve been drinking, and I can’t not photobomb somebody if it’s a good opportunity.”

And just a few days before the Golden Globes, Lawrence again addressed her “viral” moments in an recent interview with Glamour magazine

“I’m not trying to be a GIF. I’m not trying to be a picked-up-on-Twitter quote. All I’m trying to do is act,” said the actress. “I have to promote these movies. And I am, at the end of the day, I guess, a f**king lunatic. So if you record what I’m saying, it’s gonna be goofy. [Laughs.] I’m just a girl, sitting in front of the world and asking them to forgive her for speaking.”