Jennifer Lawrence Defends Golden Globes 'I Beat Meryl' Dig, 'Hey Idiots. It's A Quote
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Jennifer Lawrence must have been so frustrated that she had to defend her "I beat Meryl" one-liner at the Golden Globe Awards, explaining the original quote to the ignorant.
Lawrence stirred controversy after she kicked in some joke in her acceptance speech at Sunday's Golden Globe Awards.
"Oh, what does it say? 'I beat Meryl!' " Lawrence said comically at the trophy as she received Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical.
The "Silver Linings Playbook" actress was then harshly slammed on the social media for the seemingly disrespectful dig at acting legend Meryl Streep.
Because of the ignorant general public, the 22-year-old "Hunger Games" star had to defend her one-liner when she appeared on "Late Night with David Letterman" Tuesday night.
"It's never a good idea for me to wing it, but it was a quote from 'First Wives Club'!" the brunette starlet told Letterman of the 1996 film starring Midler, Diane Keaton and Goldie Hawn.
"[In the movie] Bette Midler was talking about a Globe — I can't believe nobody has ever done it before — where she says, 'Look what it says, it says I beat Meryl.' "
"It was so perfect, and I said it," Lawrence continued. "I had no idea that Lindsay Lohan would take it to the Twitterverse, is that what they call it? I'm not on Twitter, but Twitter is very upset."
After the Golden Globes, Lohan took her criticism to Twitter, saying
"No one should ever mess with a legend, such as Meryl Streep."
"First of all, it's Meryl Streep. You can't offend Meryl Streep," the actress said confidently.
"And then all of the sudden I hate Meryl Streep. Is that what this turned into? I don't like Meryl Streep? As if I had my eyes on getting that girl forever and I was like, 'Finally! I knew it would happen one day!'
"No, I don't know if I want to. I'm nervous. She doesn't care. I wanted to make a public statement and say, 'Hey idiots. It's a quote from a movie,'" Lawrence said.
"'And it's Meryl Streep.' God I wonder what Twitter's going to say now."
Jan 16, 2013 06:12 PM EST