Joan Rivers Lobs Anti-Vatican Joke at Jennifer Lawrence

Joan Rivers wasn't pleased that the red-hot actress Jennifer Lawrence attacked her implicitly in the Barbara Walters "Most Fascinating People" special. The New York Post reports she said Lawrence should "grow up" and then uncorked this insult (a rich one, considering Joan's plasticity): 

“I love that she’s telling everyone how wrong it is to worry about retouching and body image, and meanwhile, she has been touched up more than a choir boy at the Vatican.” Is that any way to talk when America is 25 percent Catholic? Rivers said to look at her pictures, Lawrence is no role model for being honest about women's body images. Here's what Lawrence said to Walters, that calling people fat on TV should be illegal:

"There are shows like the Fashion Police that are just showing these generations of young people to judge people based on all the wrong values and that it's OK to point at people and call them ugly or fat. We have to stop treating each other like that and stop calling each other fat."

"But I think when it comes to the media, the media needs to take responsibility for the effect that it has on our younger generation, on these girls who are watching these television shows, and picking up how to talk and how to be cool, so then all of a sudden being funny is making fun of the girl who's wearing an ugly dress.

"I mean, if we’re regulating cigarettes and sex and cuss words, because of the effect they have on our younger generation, why aren’t we regulating things like calling people fat?"

Tim Graham
Tim Graham
Tim Graham is Executive Editor of NewsBusters and is the Media Research Center’s Director of Media Analysis