At last night’s Golden Globes, Jennifer Lawrence may have scored some easy laughs when she tried to teach a foreign reporter a valuable life lesson, but Twitter was not impressed with the Joy actress. During a press conference, Editorial Manager at Latin American E! Juan Pablo Fernández-Feo, who speaks English as a second language, looked down at his phone while trying to ask JLaw a question.
She quickly interrupted him, however. “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.”
Fernández-Feo apologized and began his question again. “How do you see yourself, for the Oscar night?,” he began, before JLaw cut him off again. “We’re at the Golden Globes,” she sniped. “If you put your phone down, you’d know that.”
There has been some debate as to whether the reporter was just nervous and bungled the name of the awards, or whether JLaw actually just misunderstood his question. Fernández-Feo was likely actually asking what she thinks her chances are for the Oscars, now that she’s won a Golden Globe. If you type “¿Como te ves para los oscars?” into an online translator, you’d get something close to what he said.
There was a big laugh and many headlines have said that JLaw shut down a rude reporter, but the reality is that this person obviously didn’t feel comfortable asking the question without using his phone for assistance. And Twitter called her out on it.
But the story doesn’t end there, because Fernández-Feo responded, and he quickly took the wind out of the sails of those defending him. Taking to his Facebook account, he said that she must have been on her period because she was in a bad mood, which is just as ?.
Editor’s Note, 3:00 p.m.: He edited the original post, so that now it reads that he caught her at a bad time.