Jennifer Lawrence might be known for her candidness and devil-may-care personality, but it seems her statement last night, directed at a reporter, have ruffled a few feathers.

The reporter was looking at his phone when he addressed her and it seemed she wasn’t quite happy with his behaviour. She said, “You can’t live your whole life behind your phone, bro. You can’t do that. You’ve got to live in the now.”

The reporter apologised and asked, “How do you see yourself for the Oscar night, and how…”

Before he could finish his question, she cut him off and said, “We’re at the Golden Globes. If you put your phone down, you’d know that.”

Some fans on Twitter said the star was out to humiliate the reporter, whose first language didn’t appear to be English. Others said it was normal for reporters to read notes off their phone all the time, and that her remark was uncalled for.

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Chris Trondsen from Pacific Rim Video, on the other hand, revealed that the reporter was actually taking photos and videos while speaking to Jennifer.

We’re not sure which camp we’re in, but we totally understand where the reporter was coming from. In this day and age of “multi-tasking”, reporters are expected to take videos for their online platforms, so it’s not surprising for them to hold their phone up while the celebrity is answering the questions. But to each his own, we guess.

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