Jennifer Lawrence has been called out for scolding a foreign reporter who read questions off his phone during a backstage press conference at the Golden Globes on Sunday night.
Lawrence, who had just taken out the award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy for her role in "Joy," fielded a question from a reporter in attendance and interrupted him mid-sentence.
“You can’t live your whole life behind your phone, bro,” she said. “You can’t do that, you’ve got to live in the now.”
The reporter, who appeared to have translated his questions on his phone, then started to ask the 25-year-old actress how she sees herself for the upcoming Oscars, but she quickly shut him down.
“We’re at the Golden Globes. If you put your phone down, you’d know that,” Lawrence fired back.
Many have criticized the "Hunger Games" star for being “culturally insensitive” and even for behaving “like an asshole” towards the reporter, whose first language didn’t appear to be English.
Jennifer Lawrence is very young and I'm pretty sure when she's older she'll distinguish between "rude" and "English as a second language."— John Ross Bowie (@JohnRossBowie) January 11, 2016
lol jennifer lawrence calling out that reporter was not "quirky". it was rude and entitled and embarrassed someone just tryna doing his job— uyen ngo (@uyentngo) 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
Jennifer Lawrence doesn't come over well at all calling out reporter for reading off phone. English clearly not first language&interrupts him— Felicity Morse (@FelicityMorse) January 11, 2016
Earlier in the evening, Lawrence presented an award with Amy Schumer. As the pair, who have just written a comedy together, arrived on stage, they called out someone in the front row for being on their phone.
“Please turn your phone off,” Schumer said. Lawrence added, “Can you please stop taking pictures?”