Jennifer Lawrence loves her body and loves food, and she isn’t afraid to let you know it. However, Jennifer’s latest bold statement about gluten-free diets may be a misstep. In the November issue of Vanity Fair, Lawrence remarks negatively about the trend, angering fans and people suffering from gluten-related illnesses.
In her remarks to Contributing Editor Sam Kashner, Lawrence calls the fad “the new cool eating disorder, the ‘basically I just don’t eat carbs.'”
However, fans took to Facebook and Twitter to share less than enthusiastic responses to what Lawrence told the magazine.
I love you, Jennifer Lawrence but I’ll swap you my body for a day and then you can tell me gluten free is just a fad!
— Janet Grogan (@JanetGrogan) October 10, 2014
Others felt the statement lacked sensitivity for those who suffer from illnesses triggered by gluten. Cynthia Kupper, the executive director for the Gluten Intolerance Group and a registered dietician, is concerned that these illnesses be linked with eating disorders. Kupper told FOX411 that medical need and lifestyle choice are two different things. She also said Jennifer should keep her opinions to acting. People with Celiac Disease or Dermatitis Herpetiformis (DH) can cause damage to the small intestine if conditions are left untreated. While eating disorders are also serious, they have different causes and treatments, according to Kupper.
Lawrence is known for her curvy silhouette and outspokenness regarding food and body image, as reported by Inquisitr. When confronted about her size, Jennifer rarely shies away from gushing about Doritos or Slim Jims. She fronts the wave of body-positive celebrities, including such as actress Mindy Kaling and singer Meghan Trainor. Kashner even goes so far as to describe Jennifer as the face of the anti-diet diet.
“Jennifer is the anti-vegan, anti-gluten-free consumer, having just eaten a breakfast of spaghetti and meatballs before the interview.”
Could this also cause trouble in Jennifer’s relationship with Chris Martin? Multiple sources, including the Daily Mail, link Lawrence’s comment to Martin’s ex, Gwyneth Paltrow. Gwyneth published a cookbook and runs a blog dedicated to a wheat and grain-free lifestyle. Even Paltrow’s children follow the diet after doctors’ tests said they are intolerant of the protein, dairy, and eggs. Chris has been seen enjoying the same types of food as Jennifer, but it is certain that Paltrow won’t be letting Lawrence host the kids for a family dinner any time soon.
[Photo Source: US Magazine]