Jennifer Lawrence has never been one to stay quiet when it comes to big issues. Last year she penned a powerful essay regarding her experience with the pay gap for Lena Dunham’s Lenny Letter. And now the actress is behind the keyboard yet again. This time she’s sharing her thoughts on Trump’s surprising win with Vice’s site Broadly.
Before the result were final, Lawrence has gone on record about her thoughts on Trump. While appearing on The Graham Norton show, she recalled a time when she and Trump were both at the same event. She says she desperately wanted to find him so she could say to him, “Hey Donald Trump, f**k you!”
In her essay for Broadly, she keeps things a little more positive than that. She moves swiftly through some of the stages of grief many of us have been experiencing over the last couple of days. She opens by asking, “Is this the stark reality? It doesn’t matter how hard you work or how qualified you are, at the end of the day, if you’re not a man? Is that what we just learned? This country was founded on immigration and today the only people that feel safe, that their rights are recognized and respected are white men.”
But the mood quickly brightens from there. Well, maybe not brightens, but strengthens. Echoing many of those who are upset about the result, Jennifer urges all of us not to riot and pout but to fight. “Do not let this defeat you—let this enrage you,” she writes. “Let it motivate you! Let this be the fire you didn’t have before. If you are an immigrant, if you are a person of color, if you are LGBTQ+, if you are a woman — don’t be afraid, be loud!”
J. Law, we’ve never loved you more.
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