Did Jennifer Lawrence bully a reporter in a post-Golden Globes press conference on Sunday night?
That depends on who you ask ... and their interpretation of this video.
— Variety (@Variety) January 11, 2016
Lawrence wagged her finger as she told a reporter, "You can't live your whole life behind your phone, bro. You can't do that, you've got to live in the now."
The reporter apologized before asking, "How do you see yourself for the Oscar night?"
Lawrence then interjected, saying, "We're at the Golden Globes, if you put your phone down, you'd know that."
The reporter, it turned out, was Juan Pablo Fernández-Feo, a journalist who works for E! Networks Latin America.
Mashable pointed out that reporters often use their phones to take notes and record their subjects' responses, "even more likely if the international reporter's first language wasn't English."
And Lawrence's comments did not go over well with many on social media.
@Variety I find this incredibly rude.— Susannah Guthrie (@susguthrie) January 11, 2016
@Variety she's keeping it real...mean.— Adam Goldberg (@TheAdamGoldberg) January 11, 2016
Jennifer Lawrence criticising a guy for living life behind a screen seems dumb for someone who's just won an award for being in a movie— Felicity Morse (@FelicityMorse) January 11, 2016
However, this journalist told a different story:
I was in the press room w/ Jennifer Lawrence. She did NOT bully that reporter. He was not reading questions off of his phone. #GoldenGlobes— Chris Trondsen (@ChrisTrondsen) January 11, 2016
The reporter was asking a question but either filming or taking pictures off of his phone while talking to Jennifer Lawrence. #GoldenGlobes— Chris Trondsen (@ChrisTrondsen) January 11, 2016
Then he asked about the Oscars when we were at the Golden Globes. Jennifer Lawrence wasn't rude at all. She just wanted him to be present.— Chris Trondsen (@ChrisTrondsen) January 11, 2016
This is one case where the tape doesn't quite tell the whole tale.
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