Jennifer Lawrence Slammed for Rudeness Toward BAFTA Host Joanna Lumley

February 20, 2018 Updated: February 20, 2018

Actress Jennifer Lawrence was slammed for rudeness toward the host of the British Academy of Film and Television Awards.

The awards, known as BAFTA, took place over the weekend.

Joanna Lumley, known for starring in iconic British comedy series “Absolutely Fabulous,” took over hosting duties from Stephen Fry, who had hosted the awards for the past 12 years.

The 71-year-old Lumley momentarily shared her stage with Lawrence, at which point things got awkward.

Ahead of the presentation of the BAFTA’s Outstanding British Film award, Lumley introduced Lawrence, the award presenter, with a lavish compliment.

“And we start with the award for Outstanding British Film, and who better to kick the whole evening off than the hottest actress on the planet?” Lumley said. “Soon to be seen in ‘Red Sparrow,’ it’s the ravishing Jennifer Lawrence!”

However, Lawrence appeared curt in her response.

“Hi. That was a bit much, but thank you, Joanna,” she said.

A number of viewers took to Twitter and other social media websites to slam Lawrence.

“I never been so angry as to actually tweet about a celebrity, but that comment to Joanna Lumley was hugely discourteous!!! Get some manners #JenniferLawrence and grow up. You came across as a spoilt brat! Joanna Lumley is thee most kindest lady in your industry. Shame on you!” one user said.

“Never liked Jennifer Lawrence. and she was so rude to Joanna Lumley last night. I think Joanna meant hottest as in most in demand not in looks. Either way, Jennifer came off as a stuck-up brat,” said another.

However, some users believed that the outrage was a bit much.

“Puzzled by everyone accusing Jennifer Lawrence of being rude to Joanna Lumley. Joanna introduced her as being the ‘hottest actress on the planet’ & ‘ravishing’. Jennifer laughed and modestly described the compliment as a ‘bit much’ but thanked her for it. How is that rude?” one user wrote.



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