Jennifer Lawrence Explains Meryl Streep 'Diss' & Lindsay Lohan Looks Clueless as Usual (VIDEO)

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Jennifer LawrenceI think we can all agree that one of the most shocking moments during the Golden Globes happened when Jennifer Lawrence accepted her award for Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical. Despite being just 22 years old -- a virtual newborn in the acting business -- Lawrence had the audacity to snark on the world's most acclaimed actress by singing out, "I beat Meryl!" when she took the stage.

I mean, who does she think she is, dissing Meryl Streep like that? Jennifer Lawrence needs to learn her place, by god, and I'm just thankful SOMEONE had the guts to call her out on her horrendous behavior. Bless you, Lindsay Lohan, for tweeting what we were ALL thinking during Jennifer Lawrence's unforgivable Golden Globes misstep.

Here's the clip of Lawrence's speech -- you can see her cruel, bitter, gloating remark at about the one-minute mark:


HORRIBLE, right? As Lindsay Lohan wrote,

OMG, Lindsay, you said it! NO1 should ever mess with a legend! Unless mayyyyyyyyybe they were totally kidding and referencing a movie and didn't mean any harm whatsoever, that is.

Yeah, it turns out JLaw was just riffing on a quote from First Wives Club, a movie in which Bette Midler’s character says the “I beat Meryl” line while examining a Golden Globe statuette. Lawrence actually had to explain herself on Letterman last night, saying that it's never a good idea for her to wing it, but adding that "I can’t believe nobody’s ever done it before!"

So, full disclosure: I didn't get the joke, because I've never seen the movie -- but never in a million years did I think she was seriously ragging on Meryl Streep. It was obviously a lighthearted statement with zero malice behind it.

Check out her explanation, which includes the wonderful line, "Hey idiots, it's a quote. From a movie."

Haaaa. God, I love her. God, Lindsay Lohan's a blithering dumbass.

Did you recognize the First Wives quote from Jennifer Lawrence's speech?

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carole76 carole76

I agree, I think she did out of reprect if anything.  I think she felt that she finally made it in her career were she could be up there with someone like Meryl.  I can see how it could been taken another way, but come on.  It's live tv.

ninag... ninag1980

Its a true statetment.  She did in fact beat Meryl Streep.

amber... amberdotsmom

Side note:  You've really never seen First Wives Club?  Rent it - it's hysterical.  So many quotable lines.  My favorite:  Midler: "He brought her. To my sons Bar Mitzvah".  Keaton:  "Is she a gift?"  (makes sense when you see the movie and makes me laugh every time)

nikol... nikolita87

I saw the movie but I don't remember the quote. I'm sure I'm not the only one. And yet for once I side with Lohan.

fleur... fleurdelys3110

Jennifer Lawrence is not the first actress to do this. Kate Winslet did it in 2008 when she beat Streep for best actress at the Oscars. It wasn't so much a diss as it was a benchmark. Streep is considered today's greatest film actress, and being nominated in the same category as her, much less beating her, is the high point of an actress' career. So lay off her.

nonmember avatar lkathryn

I'm sure if the camera had panned across to Meryl's face, there would have been a smile on it, because she would have recognized the line..and it was a good and funny line..

Whipp... WhipperWhirl

I recognized the line. Lindsay is a twit who has to inject herself into every situation as a way to try and stay relevant.

Melis... MelissaListens

I would have said it! It's true and I would be flabbergasted that I had done it so it definitely would have flown out of my mouth. Night as scandalous as you're making it.

nonmember avatar JG

I don't mean to start problems or arguments or be "one of those people" who argues over the internet, but are you kidding me @nikolita87? Jennifer has shown so much love to Meryl both before this happened and after. And she explained it was a movie quote and meant jokingly. How can you still be siding with Lindsey on this?

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