Jennifer Lawrence has issued a searing rebuke to concerns she was forced to brave the cold in a dress at a London press event while her male costars donned winter-ready coats, saying she was outside for five minutes and that the conversation was “utterly ridiculous”.

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Lawrence, who donned a Versace gown alongside Red Sparrow director Francis Lawrence and co-stars Matthias Schoenaerts, Joel Edgerton and Jeremy Irons for the photoshoot, took to Facebook to express her disbelief over the whole issue.

“Wow,” the actor wrote. “I don’t really know where to get started on this “Jennifer Lawrence wearing a revealing dress in the cold” controversy.”

The actor hit back at speculation she had been treated differently to her male colleagues, informing fans that it was entirely her choice to go without outerwear for the photo call.

This is not only utterly ridiculous, I am extremely offended. 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.

This is sexist, this is ridiculous, this is not feminism. Over-reacting 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. It’s creating silly distractions from real issues. Get a grip people. Everything you see me wear is my choice. And if I want to be cold THATS MY CHOICE TOO!

Well then. Carry on.

Source: Jennifer Lawrence / Facebook
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