Jennifer Lawrence on Miley Cyrus: Young Sex Sells, For Some Disgusting Reason

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Suffice it to say, Jennifer Lawrence is the anti-Miley Cyrus.

When the Catching Fire star was asked about the sexualization of young women in Hollywood like the "Wrecking Ball" singer, she did not hold back.

“It is a part of the entertainment industry that sells,” the actress said on BBC's Newsnight. "For some disgusting reason, young sex sells even more.”

The latter's recent antics include lighting up on stage and Twerking with a dwark in an ultra-revealing outfit as she accepted an award at Sunday's MTV EMAs.

The former is content to just let her work do the talking.

"It's not really something that I worry about because I feel like everybody's kind of got their own path,” Jen told the BBC, without naming names.

"They have their own way of finding themselves and for some people that's how they feel best, that's how they feel sexy, that's how they want to perform."

"I am just saying to each their own," Lawrence added diplomatically, when the interviewer mentioned Miley Cyrus twerking, dwarves and so forth.

Jennifer Lawrence and Liam Hemsworth
Twerking With a Dwarf

Jen, who attended the Catching Fire premiere with Miley's ex-fiancee Liam Hemsworth, her co-star in The Hunger Games trilogy, is very self-aware, however.

She says she makes "conscious decisions" to be a role model.

"Growing up I didn't have a female hero the way that Katniss is," she said of her movie character. "I think she's a wonderful role model for young girls."

"I'm just really happy that they have a character like that.”

Not exactly fightin' words from a true class act, and a woman whose talent matches her maturity. But it's pretty clear where she stands on such antics.

We gotta ask: Who's the better celebrity role model ...

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