Our Heroine Jennifer Lawrence Tells the World: "Stop Calling People Fat"

The actress offered her unfiltered thoughts on the media's role in body image hate, and it's pretty inspiring

Jennifer Lawrence is known for being pretty unfiltered, but we still didn't expect the Hunger Games star to be quite so candid and all-around awesome during a recent Q&A session for Yahoo.

During Wednesday's Tumblr live chat with Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, which included questions from the audience, Lawrence was asked her thoughts on body image. The father of a young girl who has been judged because of her body wanted to know how the 23-year-old actress feels about the beauty standards Hollywood portrays. Her answer is simply inspiring. Take a look:

Lawrence laments the high expectations placed on women via the media, whether it's a commentator on a show like Fashion Police harshly critiquing the way someone looks, or a magazine air-brushing a model beyond recognition for a photo spread.

"They put values in all things that are wrong and that it's okay to point at people and [call] them ugly and fat," she says. "Stop calling each other fat. It's disappointing that the media keeps it alive and fuels that fire. It is something that really bothers me because I love to eat."

The actress admits that she, too, has been judged because of her body, both before and after she became famous. "Screw those people," she said, to a round of applause.

And we couldn't agree more. Lawrence isn't only one of our favorite actresses, she's a great role model, too!

Isha Thorpe is an iVillage contributing writer. Find her on Twitter and Google+

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