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Noelle Talmon Noelle Talmon
December 18th, 2013 11:09am EST

Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence thinks it should be illegal for the media to call celebrities fat. "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" star, 23, is disgusted by the way famous women are scrutinized over their weight and feels it has a negative impact on young girls.

She told Barbara Walters during the "10 Most Fascinating People of 2013" special: "Why is humiliating people funny? I get it, I do it too. We all do it."

She added: "I think the media needs to take responsibility for the effect it has on our younger generation on these girls that are watching these television shows and picking up how to talk and how to be cool. So all of the sudden being funny is making fun of the girl that's wearing an ugly dress.

"And the word fat! I just think it should be illegal to call somebody fat on TV. If we're regulating cigarettes and sex and cuss words because of the effect it has on our younger generation, why aren't we regulating things like calling somebody fat?"

Lawrence once vowed to never go on a strict diet for a movie role and recently claimed she was one of the heavier actresses in Tinseltown. "In Hollywood, I'm obese. I'm considered a fat actress."

Oscar winner Lawrence has been nominated for a Golden Globe award for her performance in "American Hustle."

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