On a fundamental level, it’s still very good to be Jennifer Lawrence. At just 27 years old, she’s already been at the forefront of two successful movie franchises, won an Oscar, and been nominated for three others. In 2015 and 2016, she was the highest-paid actress in the world. And she recently graced the cover of Vogue magazine’s landmark 125th issue.
Lawrence is a tried-and-true Hollywood A-lister. And she counts everyone from Amy Schumer and Adele to Woody Harrelson among her circle of friends. But even though she’s still beloved by those near and dear to her, her days as America’s Sweetheart are seemingly behind her.
In 2017, Emma Stone will surpass Lawrence to become the highest paid actress. There’s obviously room for more than one successful woman in Hollywood. But there are more than a couple of reasons why the Hunger Games and X-Men star’s fan base might be shrinking. Here are some of the things Jennifer Lawrence has done to make fans turn on her.
1. She made a culturally insensitive misstep
One of the downfalls of being an enormously famous celebrity is that every single thing you do and say is subject to public scrutiny. Sometimes, reaction to an actor or actresses’ less-than-stellar behavior can feel a bit over dramatic. In Jennifer Lawrence’s case, that scrutiny was, unfortunately, well deserved.
In a 2016 interview on The Graham Norton Show, she admitted that she had scratched her butt on some sacred ceremonial rocks while filming The Hunger Games in Hawaii. Lawrence meant the story to be funny. But it caused a pretty big uproar on social media.
Fans and critics of Lawrence found the anecdote to be culturally insensitive. And while she offered up a muted apology on her Facebook page, many felt it didn’t go far enough.