Jennifer Lawrence slams ‘sexist,’ ‘ridiculous’ dress controversy

Jennifer Lawrence has responded after facing criticism for wearing a sleek black dress in cold weather — and she's not mincing words.

The Oscar winner, 27, slammed the backlash as "sexist," "ridiculous" and "not feminism" in a lengthy Facebook post that explained the decision to wear the Versace dress in spite of chilly temperatures was entirely her choice.

Lawrence was in London Tuesday to promote her upcoming film "Red Sparrow." During a photocall, she posed for pictures outside alongside her male co-stars Francis Lawrence, Matthias Schoenaerts, Joel Edgerton and Jeremy Irons, all of whom were bundled up in coats.

"Wow. I don't really know where to get started on this 'Jennifer Lawrence wearing a revealing dress in the cold' controversy," the star wrote on Facebook. "This is not only utterly ridiculous, I am extremely offended."

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LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 20: Jennifer Lawrence attends the 'Red Sparrow' photocall at The Corinthia Hotel on February 20, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 20: Jennifer Lawrence attends the 'Red Sparrow' photocall at Corinthia London on February 20, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 20: Jennifer Lawrence during the 'Red Sparrow' photocall at The Corinthia Hotel on February 20, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by John Phillips/John Phillips/Getty Images)
Jennifer Lawrence attending a Red Sparrow photocall at the Corinthia Hotel, London. (Photo by Ian West/PA Images via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 20: Jennifer Lawrence attends the 'Red Sparrow' photocall at The Corinthia Hotel on February 20, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 20: Jennifer Lawrence during the 'Red Sparrow' photocall at The Corinthia Hotel on February 20, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by John Phillips/John Phillips/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 20: Jennifer Lawrenceattends the 'Red Sparrow' photocall at Corinthia London on February 20, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
Jennifer Lawrence attending a Red Sparrow photocall at the Corinthia Hotel, London. (Photo by Ian West/PA Images via Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - FEBRUARY 19: US actress Jennifer Lawrence poses on the red carpet on arrival to attend the European premiere of the film Red Sparrow on February 19, 2018 in London, England. PHOTOGRAPH BY Jamy / Barcroft Images (Photo credit should read Jamy / Barcroft Media via Getty Images)
US actress Jennifer Lawrence poses on the red carpet on arrival to attend the European premiere of the film Red Sparrow, in London on February 19, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / - (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - FEBRUARY 19: US actress Jennifer Lawrence poses on the red carpet on arrival to attend the European premiere of the film Red Sparrow on February 19, 2018 in London, England. PHOTOGRAPH BY Jamy / Barcroft Images (Photo credit should read Jamy / Barcroft Media via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 19: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Jennifer Lawrence attends the European Premiere of 'Red Sparrow' at the Vue West End on February 19, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 19: Jennifer Lawrence attneds the European Premeire of 'Red Sparrow' at Vue West End on February 19, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/Mike Marsland/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 19: Jennifer Lawrence attends the European Premiere of 'Red Sparrow' at Vue West End on February 19, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
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Lawrence did not specify to whom she was referring, but critics included British journalist Helen Lewis, who called the image "quietly depressing."

"This is such a quietly depressing (and revealing) image. Not least because I've been outside today and it's bloody FREEZING," she wrote. "True equality means either Jennifer Lawrence getting a coat, or Jeremy Irons having to pose for a photocall in a--less chaps."

"At least the guys look really embarrassed," British journalist Alexandra Frean added.

Meanwhile, the actress said her decision to show off the Versace dress was a no-brainer, since it was so "fabulous."

"You think I'm going to cover that gorgeous dress up with a coat and a scarf? I was outside for 5 minutes. I would have stood in the snow for that dress because I love fashion and that was my choice," she wrote. ""This is sexist, this is ridiculous, this is not feminism."

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NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 13: Actress Jennifer Lawrence attends 'mother!' New York Premiere at Radio City Music Hall on September 13, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 13: Actress Jennifer Lawrence attends 'mother!' New York Premiere at Radio City Music Hall on September 13, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 13: Actress Jennifer Lawrence attends 'mother!' New York Premiere at Radio City Music Hall on September 13, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 13: Actress Jennifer Lawrence attends the premiere of 'mother!' at Radio City Music Hall on September 13, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 13: Actress Jennifer Lawrence attends the premiere of 'mother!' at Radio City Music Hall on September 13, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 10: Actress Jennifer Lawrence attends the 'mother!' premiere during the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival at TIFF Bell Lightbox on September 10, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by J. Merritt/WireImage)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 10: Actress Jennifer Lawrence attends the 'mother!' premiere during the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival at TIFF Bell Lightbox on September 10, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by J. Merritt/WireImage)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 10: Jennifer Lawrence on the carpet. ED NOTE: THE DISTORTIONS ARE CAUSED BY MULTIPLE FLASH CAPTURE, AND SOME CAMERA MOVEMENT). TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) red carpet outside Princess of Wales theatre for the screening of MOTHER, directed by Darren Aronofsky and cast including Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem and Ed Harris. Toronto Star/Rick Madonik (Rick Madonik/Toronto Star via Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 10: Jennifer Lawrence attends the 'mother!' premiere during the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival at Princess of Wales Theatre on September 10, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 07: Jennifer Lawrence attends the French Premiere of 'mother!' at Cinema UGC Normandie on September 7, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Kristy Sparow/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 07: Actress Jennifer Lawrence attends the French Premiere of 'mother!' at Cinema UGC Normandie on September 7, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 07: Actress Jennifer Lawrence attends the French Premiere of 'mother!' at Cinema UGC Normandie on September 7, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 07: Actress Jennifer Lawrence attends the French Premiere of 'mother!' at Cinema UGC Normandie on September 7, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 06: Jennifer Lawrence attends the UK Premiere of 'Mother!' at the Odeon Leicester Square on September 6, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 06: Jennifer Lawrence attends the 'Mother!' UK premiere at Odeon Leicester Square on September 6, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Fred Duval/FilmMagic)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 06: Jennifer Lawrence attends the 'Mother!' UK premiere at Odeon Leicester Square on September 6, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 06: Jennifer Lawrence attends the 'Mother!' UK premiere at Odeon Leicester Square on September 6, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 06: Jennifer Lawrence attends the 'Mother!' UK premiere at Odeon Leicester Square on September 6, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 06: Jennifer Lawrence attends the 'Mother!' UK premiere at Odeon Leicester Square on September 6, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 06: Jennifer Lawrence attends the UK Premiere of 'mother!' at the Odeon Leicester Square on September 6, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 06: Jennifer Lawrence attends the 'Mother!' UK premiere at Odeon Leicester Square on September 6, 2017 in London, England.(Photo by Julian Parker/UK Press via Getty Images.
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 06: Actress Jennifer Lawrence attends the UK film premiere of Mother! in London, England on September 06, 2017. (Photo by Ray Tang/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 06: Jennifer Lawrence attends the 'Mother!' UK premiere at Odeon Leicester Square on September 6, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Anthony Harvey/Getty Images)
VENICE, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 05: Jennifer Lawrence walks the red carpet ahead of the 'mother!' screening during the 74th Venice Film Festival at Sala Grande on September 5, 2017 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)
VENICE, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 05: Jennifer Lawrence, hair detail, walks the red carpet ahead of the 'mother!' screening during the 74th Venice Film Festival at Sala Grande on September 5, 2017 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)
VENICE, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 05: Jennifer Lawrence walks the red carpet ahead of the 'mother!' screening during the 74th Venice Film Festival at Sala Grande on September 5, 2017 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)
VENICE, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 05: Jennifer Lawrence walks the red carpet ahead of the 'mother!' screening during the 74th Venice Film Festival at Sala Grande on September 5, 2017 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)
Jennifer Lawrence attends the Gala Screening and World Premiere of 'mother!' during the 74th Venice Film Festival on September 5, 2017 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Matteo Chinellato/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
VENICE, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 05: Jennifer Lawrence walk the red carpet ahead of the 'mother!' screening during the 74th Venice Film Festival at Sala Grande on September 5, 2017 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Elisabetta A. Villa/WireImage)
VENICE, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 05: Jennifer Lawrence walks the red carpet ahead of the 'mother!' screening during the 74th Venice Film Festival at Sala Grande on September 5, 2017 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Stefania D'Alessandro/WireImage)
VENICE, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 05: Jennifer Lawrence walks the red carpet ahead of the 'mother!' screening during the 74th Venice Film Festival at Sala Grande on September 5, 2017 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Stefania D'Alessandro/WireImage)
VENICE, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 05: Jennifer Lawrence walks the red carpet ahead of the 'mother!' screening during the 74th Venice Film Festival at Sala Grande on September 5, 2017 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Dominique Charriau/WireImage)
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She added that nitpicking her every move is part of the problem in preventing women from moving forward, something she's heavily advocated for in the past.

"Overreacting about everything someone says or does, creating controversy over silly innocuous things such as what I choose to wear or not wear, is not moving us forward," she wrote. "It's creating silly distractions from real issues. Get a grip people. Everything you see me wear is my choice. And if I want to be cold THAT'S MY CHOICE TOO!"

Lawrence is a vocal supporter of the Time's Up initiative, which is helping to combat sexual harassment, and has attended many marches, including last month's 2018 Women's March in Los Angeles.

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