America's sweetheart Jennifer Lawrence has managed to lose some fans after calling out a foreign reporter backstage at the Golden Globes on Sunday night (10 January). The Joy actress was accused of being rude and unprofessional after reprimanding the man for not looking up from his phone.
In the cringeworthy video making the rounds online, the Oscar winner can be seen venting her frustration after he asks: "How do you see yourself for the Oscars?" Without allowing him to finish his question, she fires back: "You can't live your whole life behind your phone, bro. You just can't do that. You gotta live in the now."
Although the crowd erupt in laughter and Lawrence waves her finger at him, the unidentified man apologizes off-camera and makes a second attempt to ask his question. Unfortunately, this time around her response is laced with sarcasm. "We're at the Golden Globes. If you put your phone down, you'd know that," she said.
Lawrence, whose quirky nature won her legions of supporters when she first burst onto the scene, has now found herself in hot water. While some critics claimed that she has simply grown tired of irrelevant questions, others voiced their disappointment claiming that she needs taking down a peg. It has also been suggested that the man did not speak good English and was using his phone to either record or translate his question.
"That was seriously a d**k move Jennifer," one unimpressed fan said while another added: "The reporter was translating the question he wanted to ask into English so she could understand! He was literally using the translation app for a couple of seconds so he could do his job. Did she seriously think he was checking Facebook or something?"
IBTimes UK has contacted Lawrence's representatives for comment and is awaiting reply.
Earlier in the night, Lawrence took home her third Golden Globe for her performance in dark comedy Joy, in which she plays Joy Mangano, a Long Island entrepreneur, who invented the self-wringing Miracle Mop. She previously won Golden Globes for The Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle.
Watch the exchange here: