In today’s society, everyone pursues a certain type of morality that coincides with standards they hold for themselves. It has become known that others also hold certain people to different standards in order to make themselves feel better. It’s a little thing called judgment. The interesting concept of it is that sometimes people are more judgmental depending on who the person is. When individuals “break” these morals, people assume that those actions are not just actions, but that they define the person who chose to do something so frowned upon. But who are these people to judge because who actually knows what morality is?
Jennifer Lawrence has risen to fame in the past few years. She has become every girl’s idol because she is true to herself, she speaks her mind, and she loves her body. So when her nudes were leaked, many people began to question her integrity. In society today, “sexting” has become very popular and many parents and schools are trying to put an end to it. So how should these girls, or parents of these girls react when the Hunger Games star, has taken part in this “immoral” task?
Well, J Law speaks out in the Vanity Fair Magazine stating that she has nothing to apologize for. She states that she was in a happy, loving, four-year relationship that was long distance, and either her boyfriend was going to look at her or at porn. Though Jennifer Lawrence admits that she was scared of what her actions would do to her image, she stands up for herself. In honesty, I believe that people may have questioned her morality at the beginning, but she has strong reasoning behind her behavior and she doesn’t allow any type of judgment get to her.
Instead, she addresses Rape Culture:
“Anybody who looked at those pictures, you’re perpetuating a sexual offense. You should cower with shame. Even people who I know and love say, ‘Oh, yeah, I looked at the pictures.’ I don’t want to get mad, but at the same time I’m thinking, I didn’t tell you that you could look at my naked body.
Along with myself, she does not understand how people can be so heartless to even prevail this act on her. Could the action itself question the morality of the person and the websites involved? Do you think that her image will be affected by her decision? Since she did not fall into what society expectations from a huge star like her being unapologetic, do you think she will be more respected? Should the questioning of morality be on her boyfriend because she felt the need to send nude photos to keep him from watching porn? Or, should neither Jennifer Lawrence, nor her boyfriend’s purity be questioned?