Jennifer Lawrence called a pap who tried to touch her dog a ‘f–king loser’

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To preface this story, rememebr two things: 1) Jennifer Lawrence is madly devoted to her dog, Pippi Lawrence-Stockings and brings her everywhere and 2) a couple of weeks ago she had a harrowing experience while flying when her small plane lost its engines and had to make an emergency landing. I mention that because it is possible that Jennifer was still a little shaken from that, which led to her being touchier than usual when she landed at LAX. Or this story could just boil down to her over-protectiveness of her fur baby. Whatever it was, Jennifer told off a paparazzo from TMZ when he tried to pet her dog. It was the only quote she granted those waiting for her on the curb that day.

Whatever you do, don’t touch Jennifer Lawrence’s dog. 

A TMZ videographer learned this lesson the hard way when he approached Lawrence outside Los Angeles International Airport this week as her beloved pet, Pippi Lawrence-Stocking, trailed behind her. Yes, that’s her real name. 

Hiding her face with a white fedora, the “Hunger Games” star clearly was in no mood to chat with reporters about a scare earlier this month, when the actress’ private plane made an emergency landing due to engine failure. Lawrence powered on past the crowd until Pippi wandered over to the videographer, who reached out to pet the pooch.

That is, until Lawrence scooped up the dog from the sidewalk and muttered, “Don’t touch my dog, you f**king loser.”


[From Huffington Post]

You can see the video here. To his credit, the pap found the incident funny. I don’t doubt that the paparazzi are an absolute nightmare much of the time. But LAX is one place you are guaranteed to encounter them. I am fine with a celebrity putting their head down and taking the fifth as they walk by. But if you look at the video, the pap didn’t really do anything wrong. Pippi was kind of wandering in her little area and engaged him. He put his hand down, let her smell it and spoke baby talk to it – all the customary dog greeting courtesies were met. If a dog wanders up to me for a sniff, I’ll give them a scritch behind the ears. I mean, clearly I won’t be doing that to Pippi but any other pup I would. My dog is the cutest dog on the planet. That’s not even subjective, he tells me that every day. People have a hard time passing by him without petting him. Most people ask to pet him but should he amble over to them and they reach down to give him a pat, I have never had an issue with it. He’ll tell them if he doesn’t want them there.

Now granted, I don’t have an acrylic painting over my fireplace of my dog like Jennifer. She admitted to this in an interview with Seth Meyers last December. So maybe I am just not as devoted. This is kind of a toss-up for me. On the one hand, I am sure Jennifer’s animosity towards the paparazzi stems from much more than an overture to her dog. On the other hand, if petting a dog makes you a “f—king loser” then I am in some serious trouble.

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  1. D says:

    I don’t really blame her, I hate when people pet my dog without asking for permission first. He was probably hoping that the dog would bite him so he could sue her.

    • V4Real says:

      Wrong, I highly doubt that is what Charlie was hoping for. Jen”s true colors just showed there. She was being a rude prick.

      • Merritt says:

        No, the pap was in the wrong. You don’t touch someone’s pet without permission. Especially when you don’t know the temperament of the animal.

      • D says:

        Agree to disagree I guess. She could have just said “Don’t touch my dog” and left out “you f**king loser” but she had a right to say something, you should always ask for permission before you pet someones dog, no exceptions. And I still think that the paparazzo and tmz would been thrilled if the dog bit him, that’s a lawsuit and lots of clickbait.

      • HadToChangeMyName says:

        Agreed she was a jerk. No reason to call someone names. Ever.

      • Cami says:

        No she was not being rude. He did this on purpose when she didn’t answer is crude jokes about airplane crash. He did his job because this story has been trending for days on the internet and tv. That’s why his colleagues were praising him

      • Megan says:

        I must give off good dog vibes, because they constantly run up to me. I’ve pet countless dogs without asking permission and no one has ever told me not to, much less called me an effing loser.

      • WTW says:

        As a dog owner of a large breed, Rottweiler mix, most people do ask permission to pet my dog because they’re intimidated. My dog is never off leash, unless she’s in the yard, but sometimes on her leash she does pull a bit to try to reach people. Strangers have pet her under these circumstances without asking. To me, it’s totally fine. She is a dog, not a child. Moreover, Jennifer Lawrence has a pattern of being rude to the press. Remember the time she blasted the member of the Hollywood Foreign Press for using his cell phone during a presser with her? The man did nothing deserve her treatment and was not a pap, yet she still treated him like crap. I think her behavior reveals she’s an entitled brat and not the down-home girl she tries to portray herself as. As a journalist myself, I found her treatment of the Hollywood Foreign Press member horrifying, and her attitude with this guy is hardly surprising.

      • Ravensdaughter says:

        Sounds like a case of crankiness. The dog is obviously an extension of Jennifer, and she was not in the mood to be messed with.
        I can’t say that she is wrong or right. I’m giving her a pass this time, considering what happened before the incident. Having to fly after an emergency landing due to engine failure must be harrowing.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        This wasn’t a situation of someone walking down the street and someone encountering them and deciding to pet. Paps are paid harassers of celebs. He then chose to harass her dog. I can’t fault her for being protective of her loved one.

      • milla says:

        I am soooo not her fan. But i have dogs. And i do not like when people pet them out of nowhere. Her words may be silly but Adele broke Glasto’s record for potty mouth. Maybe its some cool celeb lingo

      • Chinoiserie says:

        She was slightly but understandably rude. Not newsworthy jerk behavior.

      • khaveman says:

        That guy is super chill and the dog seemed to be too. I have watched the reporter on TMZ and he thought it was funny. She was just being a B. Or maybe she was tired. It just sounded like she was looking down on him. Not cool. Snobby.

      • hannah89 says:

        @V4Real
        you’re not supposed to touch somebodys dog w/o asking first, for safety reasons. any vet will tell you that.

        any idiot will tell you otherwise :-P

      • Sabrine says:

        He should not have touched her dog without asking, but she could have said, “Don’t touch my dog!” without resorting to crass name calling.

    • t.fanty says:

      I don’t agree. She was walking through a pap heavy environment. The pap approached the dog properly. The dog actually looked a little stressed anyway. She should have been carrying it, if she didn’t want anyone touching it and if she knew she was going into what she felt was a threatening environment.

      When I don’t want people petting my pup, I keep him on a short leash right by me. There are specific signals you can use to show a dog is off limits.

      ETA: walking and typing. As I’m going that and old lady just stopped to fuss a dog in front of me and didn’t ask. L

      • mary s. says:

        The dog looked so scared, and she really should have been carrying the poor thing in the first place. I would never, ever allow my nervous little terrier mix to walk through a crowd like that. I’d have her in her carrier or my arms. Her dog never looks very peaceful. I’m seriously questioning her doggie mama skills. I’m surprised nobody else is commenting on this.

    • TomatoGirl says:

      I don’t have a dog and I absolutely agree with you – people must ask before petting your dog. If I had one it would probably drive me nuts if people didn’t.

    • Millennial says:

      I think it depends. Many people have their dogs on a loose leash and run right up to you and start sniffing your feet, hands, or crotch. I don’t like dogs and they kind of scare me, so I always put the back of my hand out and let them sniff me. If that goes well I’ll look at the owner, smile, give the dog a quick pet and move along.

      If people don’t want people touching their dogs, don’t let them run right up to total strangers. They may be like me and give the dog some gentle attention to ward off jumping/inappropriate sniffing.

      • Kitten says:

        I actually find it commendable that you would be this polite, especially when you admittedly dislike dogs.

        Good for you.

        I love dogs but absolutely HATE it when they are unleashed and run up to me when I’m on my morning run. I don’t blame the dogs mind you, but the owners.

    • UmYeah says:

      It was ridiculously rude of her to say that, she could have been polite and still got her point across.

      • HadToChangeMyName says:

        Seriously. I don’t understand the people who are “he should have asked to pet the dog, so she had a right to call him names.” These are two separate issues. She could tell him not to touch her dog AND not call him any names.

      • AnnaKist says:

        Um Yeah, I agree. There’s no need to be a rude cow. She seems to have become a bit insufferable, or maybe the real JL is showing? Her little doggie is very cute, but always looks stressed and frightened.

      • Merritt says:

        Eyeroll. It is ridiculous that women are expected to be polite at all times, even when your personal space and that of your pet is being encroached on.

      • Tiny Martian says:

        Shrug. She was angry.

        Paps bait celebs all the time with nasty comments, and TMZ is notorious for doing this. I’m sure her anger was building as she was walking through them, and having someone harass her one minute and then turn around and baby talk her dog the next was simply the straw that broke the camel’s back. She’s likely upset that she let them get to her, but she is only human, after all.

        I’d snap too if some stranger made jokes to me about a recent harrowing experience with the intention of pushing my buttons. She was just calling a spade a spade, in my book.

      • WTW says:

        @Merritt, this has nothing to do with her being a woman. If Brad Pitt behaved the same way, I would find the behavior offensive. Please don’t use feminism to suggest that if men can be a-holes, women should too. How about no one should behave badly. Period.

      • Merritt says:

        @WTW

        Odds that this would have been a story for several days if a male celebrity had said this are low. The pearl clutching that people are doing over a woman being rightfully angry about the violation of her personal space and someone touching her dog without permission is ridiculous. Telling women to be polite even when they are being treated poorly is disgusting.

      • Aren says:

        This is what bothered me, she could have called him rude, not a loser.

      • smcollins says:

        @tinymartian
        I completely agree with what you said, was thinking the same thing. And I don’t think she called him an effing loser because he touched her dog, she called him that because he’s a paparazzo (imo, anyway).

      • Lady D says:

        @Merritt, yes to everything you said.

      • CynicalAnn says:

        Agreed. She’s a brat. I can’t believe people are sticking up for her here. She could have said “please don’t touch my dog” or “don’t touch my dog” but name calling is ridiculous.

    • KiddVicious says:

      I don’t let people touch my cat, but if she walks up to them and starts smelling them, they’re going to reach down and pet her. It’s what you do. I figure she wants the interaction at that point. If I’m holding my cat and someone reaches out to touch her I back away. She’s not in a position to make a decision about being touched.

      If Jennifer doesn’t want people touching her dog in a crowded airport then she needs to carry the dog.

      I don’t think the pap was in the wrong and she was being a b*tch.

      • Kitten says:

        Wait, are you like bringing your cat out on a leash?

      • KiddVicious says:

        Yes, I have her leash trained. We walk the neighborhood. She loves it and it gets out her excess energy.

      • Asiyah says:

        Kidd, how did you get started? I think I want to do that with my cat when I move to a better neighborhood.

      • KiddVicious says:

        @Asiyah It was a long process. She was always trying to get outside or I wouldn’t have tried it at all. I let her play and sniff the harness and leash for a week or so before I attempted to put it on her so she was familiar with it. Once I put the harness on her she sort of went catatonic, didn’t want to move at all, that’s when I picked her up and took her outside. I’d sit on the ground with her and she slowly realized she could move with the harness on. That took a few days, then I put the leash on her, but I had to keep it out of her line of vision. She’d slowly walk around me with the leash on, then one day she saw a lizard and that was it. Instinct kicked in and she and I were off to chase the lizard. I slowed her down enough that the lizard got away, but from that moment on she hasn’t had a problem with the harness. I still have to keep the leash out of her line of vision, it still bothers her to see something hovering over her.

        She only has the harness on when she’s outside and she knows she doesn’t go outside without it. She doesn’t try and sneak out the door anymore. We walk during the day when there are less dogs walking, but everyone has been really nice about keeping their distance if they do have a dog, but I also keep close enough to her that I can scoop her up if we’re surprised by a dog.

        It’s been a lot of fun, I’m glad I did it.

      • Vox says:

        I used to walk one of my cats on a leash/harness because he was very good about it, but unfortunately the walks had the unintended side effect of making him want to be outside all the time. He’d sit by the door crying because I wouldn’t let him go outside (all my cats are 100% indoors), so I had to stop. It’s a shame because those walks were fun for both of us.

        Some cats will just accept a harness and leash and others will fight you on it. I wouldn’t try to push the issue with a cat who clearly hated it (ie my other cats).

    • Sarah says:

      I think she is a rude entitled loser. The dog wasn’t in her arms. It was wandering. I really have come to dislike this young woman. Being a decent human costs nothing. Calling someone a f-ing loser shows she is another rich, entitled snot nose who thinks she is better than the rest of us.
      She should hang with Harry.

    • Pam_L says:

      I don’t understand why people always make excuses for this woman and otherwise try to justify her behavior.

      • PoochPerfect says:

        The man was extremely rude to her as she walked into the swarm of paps, he then put on a ‘doggy voice’ to manipulate her clearly frightened dog and people expect her to be what? Giggly and blushing? Sweet? He goaded her. Fifteen minutes thanks to her reaction.

      • CynicalAnn says:

        I totally agree. Ugh.

    • CP says:

      Ok lol. You don’t think that’s a tad persnickety? I think they make those Pope “bubbles” for pets (and velvet cushions.) You sound like a very warm person

  2. Kimma1216 says:

    I have 3 adopted and 2 foster dogs right. Ow. I love animals and when I see others I always put my hand down for them to smell and pet..of someone told me to F off when I did that, I’d be really upset. I think it was rude, frankly. I’m over her anyways, I have been for a long time..she’s kinda just, meh, to me.

    • Erinn says:

      You should always ask. It doesn’t matter how much you love dogs – I do too – but when you don’t know the backstory, you can’t just be sticking your hand in someone’s dogs face. Maybe they’re training for something like a service dog/ therapy animal / drug dog. Maybe they’re fear biters. Maybe they don’t have great vision and a hand appearing in their face could scare them. If you were walking with a child and someone just reached out and touched your kid and their excuse was “oh but I love kids!” do you think that’d be okay?

      It’s just always best to ask. It’s polite, and it’s safer.

      • uninspired username says:

        Agreed, Erinn.

      • minime says:

        Can’t be said enough times. Don’t touch a dog without asking first and don’t impose your dog on anyone. I find both extremely inconsiderate and rude. Unless a dog is jumping and already playing with you I don’t see the difficulty just to ask before touching it.

      • WTW says:

        @Erinn, In that case, the owner needs to keep a tight leash and keep the dog away from other people. My dog reacts to passing vehicles, skateboarders, cyclists and other dogs. I hold her tightly to keep her from reacting and even cross the street if it looks like we’re going to come face to face with another dog. I would never blame a stranger for my dog’s bad behavior unless the stranger antagonized my dog in some way.

      • Kitten says:

        Man, y’all are making me happy I only have cats.

      • CynicalAnn says:

        That’s fine. But she was completely out of line for calling him a name.

    • Maria_ says:

      +1

  3. third ginger says:

    We have cats, one of whom is always “thirsty” for attention and would likely curl up with anyone from TMZ.

    • lunchcoma says:

      I have a kitty who’s a lover too – though since he mostly meets people at my home, I have time to ask that he only gets head pets. (He’s the stereotypical “pat my belly three times, and then I’ll bite” sort, and at 15 pounds of muscle, his warning nips pack more punch than people are prepared for).

    • Beth says:

      I have 2 cats and they’re very different from each other. One is comfotable with anyone, even a stranger. She walks over, climbs up and lays her fat body on their lap, purrs loudly then falls asleep. The other runs like a bat out of hell to hide and won’t come out for hours after the person leaves

      • FUBAR says:

        You just described my two cats! One is super friendly and will curl up on anyone’s lap and the other hates everyone (except me) and is extremely stressed by strangers. I don’t like people touching my pets without asking first. It is just not safe. I have a friend who went to pet one of the carriage drawn horses in Central Park and it bit off the tip of her nose. Even friendly animals can freak out when approached by strangers.

  4. Jeesie says:

    Good for her. The paparazzi are losers, and unlike some other people she doesn’t use them for her own purposes, so she’s under no obligation to play nice and let them act like they’re just friendly dog-lovers and not creeps stalking her and hoping they can get an unflattering or revealing shot.

    Also, if you want to pet a dog ask the owner first. Basic manners and common sense.

    • ichsi says:

      Preach

    • Missy says:

      Yup. It was a TMZ pap; she had every right to call him that. They say the worst things, actively trying to antagonize you with cameras shoved in your face for their own financial benefit, and then they try to touch your fur baby on top of that? No, just no. I’d have done worse than Jen if I were in her shoes.

      I let strangers pet my dog. I don’t mind it at all. I also pet strangers’ dogs (when they let me). But I side with Jen here.

    • Teebee says:

      I agree. I think JL hates the paparazzi and couldn’t help expressing herself.

      I also think it totally legit to hate the nature of the gossip beast while still participating under obligation. There’s nothing wrong with cooperating with the press at an event or some other “official” function where the purpose is good shots, a pithy sound bite and/or a good showing of engaging the fans. But the game has changed. Everything now seems up for grabs as far as invasion of privacy. Just because the airport always has paps doesn’t mean that it needs to be accepted. I couldn’t imagine having to be wary of every single moment of my life in the chance some person is there with a camera or recorder. And I can totally understand someone who loses their manners on these occasions.

      jL probably is as protective of her dog as a parent is to their children. Natural reaction coupled with her obvious disdain to a papparazzi.

    • Sarah says:

      Losers??? You sound like a Trump fan.

    • G says:

      I actually agree. She’s never called the paps and they’re an unwanted hassle for her on a regular basis. The pap was hardly some kind, friendly stranger – her reaction was harsh, but fair in context.

    • CynicalAnn says:

      Eye roll. You may think they’re scummy. She can think they’re scummy. That doesn’t mean it’s appropriate to call them names.

  5. Jellybean says:

    Yep! I must be a f**king loser too, because if a dog comes over to me I will always pet them
    I also love my dogs completely, but I have no problem with well mannered humans petting them.

    • V4Real says:

      I will be a loser right with you. I love dogs and I have a dog. If the dog seems friendly I will pet them. If I’m not sure then I would ask the owner. Charlie also approached the dog the right way, he had the back of his hand down reaching for the pup who was coming in his direction. She was just in a bitchy mood and came off like a rude ass. Paps or not, losers or not, that’s their job. As soon as paps are no longer interested in her ass she will be staging pap strolls like some do and maybe she already does.

      • rachel says:

        Are you serious?! We’re talking about a paparazzi from f@cking TMZ and you act as if she stole an ice cream from a toddler. It’s amazing really how far some people will go to to bitch about celebs. You’re defending a guy from the most sexist tabloid out there. Also lets not pretend that we don’t know this pap would never have done the same thing with Tom Hardy or another man, because they’re cowards.

      • kelile4 says:

        “Also lets not pretend that we don’t know this pap would never have done the same thing with Tom Hardy or another man, because they’re cowards. ”

        they wouldn’t have dared to put their hand down to a tiny dog that approached them!? i think you’re wrong. the dog literally came up to him. the camera guy probably just likes dogs and did what most would do.

      • rachel says:

        Kelile4@ Paparazzis don’t act the same way with a male or a female celeb. They feel way more comfortable coming in close contact with women. And the dog didn’t came to him, the paparazzi was just using it as a prop to anger Jennifer.

      • V4Real says:

        Yes I’m serious. She was rude. I stand by that. The dog was pulling away from Jennifer in th he guys direction.

      • V4Real says:

        Yes I’m serious. She was being rude, pap or not. And it’s clear in that video the pup was pullIing away from Jen in the direction of the pap. The pap went to pet the pup like a lot of people would do. Some on here even said they have pet a pup without permission, myself included.

      • hannah89 says:

        @V4real

        for safety reasons you arent supposed to pet a dog randomly without inquiring and asking the owner. seriously. you’re clueless and unsafe if you think otherwise.

        why dont you get back to your own life instead of analyzing others?

    • Jellybean says:

      I think there is a difference in the way dogs are cared for by Americans and British people. I have been criticized before by Americans when I said I walk my dogs off the lead. They said I was putting the dog at risk, but to me it is cruel not to let a dog run and explore and mine spend very little time on the lead. They are well trained, the places I walk them are well away from traffic and they are currently enjoying their old age because they are still physically and mentally active. Part of walking them like this is that they meet a lot of other dogs and owners. They choose who they approach and if they don’t want to be petted they walk away. Even if they are on the lead, if they want to approach someone I will generally let them and in that situation I certainly wouldn’t be angry at anyone who responded to them without asking my permission. Maybe it is just the difference in our environments. In our local pub there are often more dogs than people and well behaved dogs like ours are even allowed off the leads. I guess it comes down to knowing your dogs and keeping a constant eye out for other dogs and humans who might be nervous or aggressive – it amazes me how many people walk their dogs with headphones in and their faces buried in their phones.

  6. Louise177 says:

    He’s a pap. I think most celebrities don’t like them. So Jennifer may have been annoyed and disgusted he touched her dog. I could be wrong but was the plane incident really serious? It seems that the plane was fine in the sense they weren’t in danger of crashing. Obviously making an emergency is scary, but it didn’t sound like Jennifer was in a life and death situation.

  7. LadyT says:

    It’s a case of Topic vs Issue. The pup was the topic. The issue was animosity toward paps.

  8. Erinn says:

    People need to not touch things that aren’t theirs. Period. People, their babies, their pets, all of it.

    I have a very high strung pointer at home. She likes most people – but when she’s being anxious she DEFINITELY doesn’t want anyone bothering her – especially a stranger. She’s developed a fear of the cats (no joke, big ol’ hunting breed shakes like a leaf and dives under blankets to hide from a 6lb elderly cat) but it’s not even all the time. Sometimes she is happy to see them, sometimes she’ll curl up next to them. So now, every time the cat walks into the room I give her high value treats which both distracts her, and desensitizes her. She was getting to the point where she’d growl (while attempting to hide). We’ve got her to the point where she’ll see the cats… maybe softly growl/grumble for a second or two and just hide. The shaking has been reduced, and overall she’s getting better with it. It’s such a weird thing though – the cats were in the house before she was, and she used to be fine with them. I think it’s more related to trying to guard the couch from them / guard me though. Either way, we’re slowly overcoming it.

    • third ginger says:

      My sympathies are with the dog owners. We have cats, as I said above. Most dogs are out in public more than any cat [ours are indoor totally] so the interactions with humans are more complicated. As a little girl, my daughter was crazy about dogs. She had to learn very early that you do not put your hand out or touch, and you always talk to the owner first. Erinn, my best to you and your pets.

    • Lucy says:

      I agree, I see pets like babies. I would find it super creepy if someone tried to touch my daughter so why shouldn’t that apply to pets? I’ve taught my 3 year old to ALWAYS ask if she could pet a dog before approaching, and even in cases that a dog runs up or approaches her she should remain still until the owner comes and then ask if she could pet him. Now that being said I think it’s still rude for the way she reacted, there was no need to call anyone names.

    • CynicalAnn says:

      Right. Which is why you would say politely or even forcefully, “Don’t touch my dog, please.” I assume, because you seem like a reasonable person, that you wouldn’t call someone a name if they did try and touch your dog.

  9. lunchcoma says:

    I’ve seen the video, and the pap did plenty of things wrong. That dog did not want to be touched, and she hadn’t given her permission to touch it. Don’t touch dogs without their owners’ saying yes, and don’t touch scared dogs with their ears back.

    • V4Real says:

      Some people don’t ask, esp when its a smaller dog. I’m not saying it’s right but it does happens. I saw the video as well. The dog was approaching Charlie while pulling away from Jennifer. His instincts were to try and pet the pup. She was just being rude. How about just saying don’t touch my dog instead of calling someone a f’ing loser.

      • D says:

        Out of curiosity…do you know this paparazzo personally, since you’re calling him by his first name? It’s just that a tmz paparazzo seems like an odd choice of person to defend.

      • BJ says:

        TMZ has a couple of tv shows and Charlie appears on one of them.It’s possibe she has had negative encounters with him because he is always at LAX bothering celebs with idiotic questions.He acts like a jerk,IMO.

      • V4Real says:

        @D I used his name because I watch the show and I just happen to know it. I’m not defending him because he’s a pap. He could be an ass but not at this moment. I would defend anyone, no matter their profession if I think someone was being unnecessarily rude. Jennifer was being rude. Pick your pup up you ass, she looked scared and was pulling away.

        And I guess some of you have forgotten that Jennifer has been rude before. As someone mentioned the time she was an ass to the Hollywood Foreign Press journalist. She’s an entitled pick whose true colors are showing.

      • D says:

        @V4Real Okay, but if you’re going to call someone out for being rude….don’t call them names at the same time, it just becomes sort of a glass house situation then.

      • V4Real says:

        @D I can call her a name while calling her out. I’m on a gossip site, not in her face. It’s different, no glass house involved.

      • D says:

        @V4Real You’re still saying something rude even if you’re not saying it to that persons face, a word doesn’t lose its meaning just because someone is not around to hear it. Saying that you shouldn’t be rude and then proceeding to call someone ass/prick/bitch or whatever. Not different. You don’t think it’s a glass house situation…or ironic to call her a name while calling her out for calling someone else a name? lol

  10. rachel says:

    Before that he was making jokes about her plane accident…

  11. Beth says:

    “You fucking loser!” Sounds like she’s picked up Trumps vocabulary.
    If you bring a cute pet everywhere all the time, someone might try to touch it. I never touch someone elses pet unless it touches me first. Some dogs might not want to be touched or are service dogs

  12. Jamie42 says:

    I currently have two small dogs, and I’m with Jennifer on this one. Small dogs are vulnerable and mostly defenseless–and as someone who used to have big, tough dogs I’m acutely aware of the differences. So there’s the protective thing with small dogs.
    And it’s also a matter of manners and common sense. I’ve never had any stranger pet my dogs without asking me first–maybe I live in a very polite town, but it’s also sensible to ask, because some dogs might react aggressively, even though small. (What if Pippi had lashed out and nipped him?) I love it when people ask if their small children can pet the dogs, which is both courteous and a great lesson for the kids.
    She could have left out the “f**king loser” part of the comment, but otherwise she did nothing wrong.

  13. Lulu says:

    She’s obviously not calling him a loser for trying to pet her dog, it’s because he’s a paparazzi scum from tmz.

    • pyritedigger says:

      ^^^^ This! I am shocked at the amount of defensive comments here or who found her to be in the wrong somehow. I generally like her, but admit she can be super extra and annoying sometimes. However, I would never want some asshole pap who is hounding me (pun not intended) to touch my dog. This is totally not the same thing as a stranger who wants to scritch your dog on the street.

    • STRIPE says:

      Agree. He was out of line touching *anything* of hers.

    • lucy2 says:

      Yeah I’m guessing this is someone she is familiar with and maybe has had issues with before. I don’t know. I wouldn’t jump right to that, she could have been more polite about it, but then again, I haven’t been harassed by paparazzi for years.

      Very much in agreement with those saying you shouldn’t touch someone’s dog unless you’re sure it’s ok.

    • Skins says:

      Yep. This guy was on the tv show all full of himself for getting a rise out of her. It was a big laugh riot on there over this. These guys are scumbags who try to antagonize the celebs to get a money shot of them going off. Too bad she couldn’t smack him in the face for touching her dog.

  14. Veronica says:

    Honestly, I’m not sure how I’d feel about somebody I didn’t know touching my dog without permission. One, because I don’t know them, and two, because the DOG doesn’t know them and might react defensively in a situation that stressful and crowded.

  15. Nicole says:

    I mean yea she hates paps but she’s become more and more insufferable by the year. This incident is a symptom of that. I agree you shouldn’t pet people’s dogs without permission but typically if a dog wanders over I believe most would expect that someone will engage.
    this was stupid and I rolled my eyes seeing it

  16. FishBeard says:

    I doubt she would call someone in the dog park names for trying to pet her dog. It’s because he’s a paparazzi who’s acting (IMO) inappropriately. For many people their pets are akin to having kids. I give her a pass. She can be annoying and obnoxious, but her response is understandable. I would probably do the same thing.

  17. Some dogs walk up to you and want to say hello. It’s hard to ask permission at that point. This is why dogs are better than people. Dogs can sense a good person when they see one and bad ones too. I love small/medium dogs, but bigger ones can me nervous. They always like to say hello though. I have never had someone get mad at me or say ask me first. It’s clear their dog just wanted to meet me so I guess they accepted that lol.

  18. Ainsley says:

    If you don’t want someone touching your dog, keep the leash shorter and don’t let it wander up to a stranger. I love to pet all the animals, though I will admit I generally ask permission first.

    • Izzy says:

      I do keep my dog on a short leash beside me, but every once in a while someone I’ve just met will try to pet her, or a stranger will walk up and try to pet her! She almost always pulls away. She’s skittish of strangers. As her human, I really prefer that someone new ask before petting her.

  19. Indiana Joanna says:

    I wouldn’t want a pap to pet my dog if I were her, but good God she is vile with her foul mouth. I really can’t stand her. She could have screamed “Step away from the dog!”

  20. Skins says:

    Good for her. These guys are scum, especially the TMZ guys. If she were to get hit by a car, they would film her lying in the street instead of trying to help her

  21. STRIPE says:

    I used to live in LA and saw paparazzi scrums a lot. I think that there’s a general rule/unspoken agreement that “ok, as a celebrity I understand this is your job. I hate it but fine. Just don’t touch me or my things/kids/friends/pets/etc and keep a few feet away.” This TMZ guy stepped over a line by touching anything of hers, IMO.

  22. Kristen says:

    If you watch the video and see what happened + how he talks about it, he was engaging the dog because she refused to answer his questions. She’s not obliged to talk to him, so honestly her response seems pretty justified in this circumstance.

    • Izzy says:

      Yup, this.

    • Jeesie says:

      Exactly. He didn’t just see the dog and feel like petting it, he called out to it and touched it after she ignored him to try and force her to engage with him and give him something more than standard LAX pap pics. He purposely crossed a boundary in order to get some sort of reaction.

  23. OhDear says:

    Eh, I can see both sides. Personally I’d look to the owner for cues as to whether he/she would be ok with me petting the dog before doing so.

    Part of me wonders if this exchange wasn’t planned in advance; the pap gets his photo/video, while she gets her “poor celebrity harassed by the paps” story. She’s very good at avoiding paps when she wants to.

  24. Adrien says:

    Maybe the chihuahua was her emotional support dog. Dogs or cats are usually the only living creatures celebs trust. I understand Jen but no need to call names especially the pap was not that aggressive. He was actually friendly.

  25. Anare says:

    In many pictures I have seen of Jennifer Lawrence lately she looks unhappy. Maybe she is going through something, maybe she just hates the paps. Granted it must suck to be papped constantly but is her way of coping to be surly and swear at them? That’s what they love, to capture a bad reaction. I recall she used to be in a lighter mood with the paps. Now she looks stoic or pissed off with them. Not a huge JL fan. She seems tedious.

    • ArchieGoodwin says:

      Remember the pic of her giving the finger, out the back window of a car, as they drove away? it was Jen and Nicholas. I remember it because he was clearly trying to get her to out her hand down.

      She is rude, has been in situations where it’s not appropriate (oscars to that poor reporter and his accent), the above mentioned finger as she is driving away, rude to costume people (the doritos thing), she is just that person- no boundaries. She exhausts me and I don’t even know her.

      Unfortunately for her, she hasn’t yet realized fame is fleeting, and she might not always be the darling of the movies she is today. Being polite in the face of rudeness is always the better choice- ask Obama.

  26. Cami says:

    Jennifer was given that dog during the nude photo leak. Her mother had bought the dog for herself. Pippi saw how sad she was and licked Jennifer’s tears. This dog is very special to her. Plus the plane was a big deal on radio interview Jens mom said she said goodbye to them. The tmz guy was making jokes about her crash when Jennifer didn’t respond he petted dog to make her mad. He was laughing about it on the show. They were high fiving him on the show.

    • Nicole says:

      Sorry, as someone who grew up around planes and pilots and who works at an airport, I can tell you with a high degree of certainty that the plane incident was not as big of deal as people are making it out to be. The loss of one engine doesn’t mean the planes stops working all together. It can still fly for a little while and land safely. The second engine went out on descent which is a time you don’t need engine power. The only time that would effect the plane is when it’s a larger plane on a limited runway. Those planes use reverse engine (that loud noise and pulled foreword sensation you get when a plane lands) to slow the craft and stay on the runway. The danger doesn’t stem from the engine failure, the danger is overshooting the runway. That’s why larger planes doing an emergency landing are directed to the longest runway and the grounded planes are moved. Added to that is the fact that pilots both commercial and private having training every six months. This situation is one of the most common so the pilots train for it a lot.

  27. Izzy says:

    While I don’t agree with her calling the guy names, anyone defending this guy petting the dog needs to watch the video because that is NOT what actually happened. As soon as the guy put his hand out, the dog started veering AWAY, and the dog only pulled a little towards him in the first place because he called out to her.

    As a dog owner, I am not OK with a stranger just walking up and petting my dog. Please ask first.

  28. thaisajs says:

    I don’t think the pap was out of line. I love to pet other people’s dogs and of course I always ask first. I don’t think he could ask, as she was surrounded. But if the doggie wandered in his direction and he was going to give it a quick pet, I don’t see the problem.

    • STRIPE says:

      I understand what you’re saying, but the context of the situations is different. Paparazzi harass celebs constantly and it is very intrusive. Some try to antagonize the celeb to get a good video/pic. It’s not like you or me (I love petting dogs too!) just petting a random dog at the crosswalk, ya know?

  29. themummy says:

    If some random pap following me around tried to invade my personal space like that and touch my dog, I’d have calling him an f-ing loser and SO much worse. That was just way inappropriate to invade her space that way. Good for her.

  30. Boodiba says:

    And THAT dog looks like it just came out of tumble dry! It’s ugly celeb dog day I guess.

  31. JA says:

    Dog owner here. You ask permission when you come up to the dog, not necessary if a. the dog is off leash and or b.it comes up to you. Its up to you to read the dog and see if the dog will allow a pet/touch. Control your f*cking dog if you need to control every person who touches it. Im in love with my dog but it doesn’t grant me the right to be an ass to ppl it comes across. She was in a horrible mood and in the wrong let her own it.

  32. Ladyhands says:

    It seems like a lot of people here need a reminder that we all look at pap photos every day on this website. We are a part of this ecosystem. That being said, TMZ is the worst but if my memory serves me well, she treats all paps this way. I’m starting to think she’s a rude person based on this and other incidents like when she rubbed her butt on the rocks.

  33. Ana says:

    I wonder if she’d have that sort of response to some random person trying to pet her dog. Probably not, I think it’s more the fact it was a paparazzi. I really can’t imagine how it must be to be constantly followed and having these stalkers take pictures of you and yelling at you everywhere you go. I think anyone would be on edge. Jennifer Lawrence is pretty rude usually, but if I put myself in her place, I can understand her being so defensive. And of course the pap got some gold for this story to do the rounds.

  34. Brit says:

    Tmz is owned by trump so I don’t care if jlaw was mean to them

  35. KatieBo says:

    I feel like Jennifer Lawrence gets a pass on a lot of bad behavior. To me all evidence points to her being a rather unpleasant and stuck-up person all around. There is nothing affable about her…

  36. MrsPanda says:

    What a sweet dog! the dog looked a bit startled to me, I don’t blame Jennifer and agree her animosity was more because he was a Pap who had also just asked an annoying ques about her plane crash. If Pippi gets too scared I don’t think she should take her everywhere, as Pippi didn’t sign up for papparazi and getting followed etc! If I were high profile I’d just take my dog for travel only if absolutely necessary, but maybe give her more chill time at home (I only have a cat so maybe dogs are fine surrounded by all that craziness, but I think it must be overwhelming for them).

  37. Originaltessa says:

    Maybe she called him a loser for being a paparazzi, not for petting her dog… just a thought. Paparazzi stalk a harass her. I have no doubt she thinks the lot of them are huge losers, and it’s hard to argue otherwise.

  38. Mieke1963 says:

    Well, he is a f*cking loser and she didn’t want him to touch her dog. Why is it so hard to believe that paps are a certain type of person? You can’t be bothered by niceties in that line of work, it won’t get you anything worth selling. And they don’t mind people thinking that, paps are just waiting for a golden opportunity.

    Nothing about that encounter was cute anyway. He was holding a camera and the dog was just confused, not interested. His hand gesture was hardly gentle, he was just hoping for something like this.

  39. Mrs. Darcy says:

    I mean…I feel like she has a lot of justifiable rage towards her privacy being constantly invaded, she was a victim of the worst kind of personal abuse of privacy when she had her pictures stolen from her phone, she probably blames all paparazzi types on some level for feeding that demand too. But the “fucking loser” does feel excessive in this case, it is human nature to want to pet a friendly dog. She is pretty crass/rude generally, she gets a pass on it because she is young and cute, but in 50 years she is going to be Bette Davis (which isn’t a bad thing lol!), but…she needs to watch this if she is to keep the “loveable sweetheart” crown for long.

  40. Tyrant Destroyed says:

    This is way I never touch a stranger’s pet in the street. You never know how the animal or the owner will react and I don’t find it worth to be insulted just to pet an animal. I feel bad when the dog comes as friendly and I have to ignore it and move away but honestly, I prefer to save myself an awkward moment. I don’t react the same when a stray dog approaches, I try to read them, pet them and give them some water/food, most of them are very sweet and noble animals only trying to survive.
    Jennifer Lawrence gives me Taylor Swift’s vibes anyway. I’ve never fully bought her cool girl image, but I give her this, paparazzi must be annoying.

  41. Flufff says:

    He’s a pap, in a crowd of aggressive paps (a very threatening environment) trying to grab her dog for the purpose of getting close to her or creating a story, while she’s trying to get away and get in the car as fast as possible. That’s a scary situation, and anyone would react the way she did to a pap trying to touch or interfere with them or their belongings. Totally different context than some passerby petting your dog while you’re both just out walking or in a shop or something.

    If the pap had bumped into her offduty and petted the dog, no problem. But this is literally his job to harass people like her. And the video is him working. Not on his own time, thinking I’ll pet the dog because it’s cute. Working. It’s a pap tactic and quite a well known one.

    He was 100% in the wrong.

  42. Freddy Spaghetti says:

    You should always ask before you try to pet a dog you don’t know, and if a male celebrity had said what she did, this wouldn’t even be a story. Navigating LAX as a celebrity is a nightmare, and it’s well known that she hates flying. So I’m sure she didn’t appreciate the scrum of people yelling stuff at her. Who would?

  43. me says:

    How does that make him a loser? He was showing love to her dog not abusing it. I don’t think he actually touched the dog though did he?

  44. Fanny says:

    I don’t think this has to do with dog etiquette, it just has to do with the paparazzi. The paparazzi at LAX are scum and the whole scary, obnoxious crowd of them are barely kept at bay. If they were allowed to block celebrities’ paths completely and keep them prisoner to take photos, they would do so.

    Instead, celebrities slowly fight their way to their cars while this crowd of f—— losers (accurate term) surround them and ask them invasive questions and/or yell insults at them.

    The fact that one of them broke the invisible barrier and reached out to touch something personal of Jennifer’s is the real issue, and she had every right to defend herself.

    She absolutely should not be criticized for protecting her personal space from an aggressor, same as when Gigi Hadid defended herself from that dude who came up and grabbed her. Yes, it wasn’t as much of an intrusion, but it was an intrusion.

  45. marjiscott says:

    I don’t think I have ever called a stranger a “f–king loser” , ever, in my life to their face. Whether or not it was a move designed to annoy her, he won. Look at how many folks here on both sides have commented.

  46. L says:

    If the pup wandered to him then it’s not like he really went out of his way to do it, but at the same time I can understand how on-edge she would be. To a lot of people, their pets are like their children (I’m not someone who feels this way but I can acknowledge that these kind of people exist lol) so imagine if you turned around and a random stranger had their hands on your kid? JLaw could’ve been more civil about it but yeah I get the snap. 🤷🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️

  47. Pamela says:

    I don’t find it rude at all. If that had been just any ol’ person walking down the street, an she did that? Yes, super rude and awful.

    But it wasn’t any ol’ stranger. It was a pap, from TMZ, who make their living by saying AWFUL things to celebs just to get a reaction so they can get a higher paycheck. I can only imagine how much Jennifer has put up with from these people. She didn’t call the guy a ****ing loser because he touched her dog without permission, she called him that because he IS a ****ing loser who makes his living off harassing people.

    All that said, yes, always ask before touching a strange dog.

    • Sarah says:

      No wonder we have Trump as president with responses like this.

      • CynicalAnn says:

        Exactly. The end of civility. We’re annoyed, or the other person is beneath us, so we call them names.

      • Babs says:

        Actually you may have trump for president because of the TMZ culture : no boundaries, no respect, abuse of women.

        I don’t like Jennifer Lawrence, she’s entitled and disrespectful. Her réaction here wasn’t very clever or nice but I won’t criticize her for it. She, or anyone, doesn’t have to be nice to a despicable pos who works for TMZ while he is crossing a major line.

  48. minx says:

    I don’t blame her for getting mad but “loser” is such a Trumpian insult.

  49. Sassback says:

    If it was just a random nice person or neighbor, that would be rude, but it was a paparazzo, someone basically stalking her for a pic so they can get money-she just probably saw it as someone invading her space and her property rather than a nice person who was petting a friendly little dog.

  50. reverie says:

    Hahaha there’s only such a debate here because people aren’t putting it into context. Let me do that for you.

    Let’s say that there is an unspecified amount of people from various places that like to follow you around and record you and take photos of you every single day. They aren’t after the truth, or flattering angles or to be your friend. They want something news worthy out of you to say “hey look at what she did!” and they will manufacture it out of anything. This is something you face every single day, every single plane you step off, every store you shop at, every car you get out of. EVERY. SINGLE. DAY.

    Now imagine one of them touching your dog even if your dog instigated it.

    “Don’t touch my dog you f-ing loser.” Sounds about right.

    • Sarah says:

      Really? No wonder we have Donald Trump as President.
      If Snowflake Jenny doesn’t want her dog touched, keep the dog on a short leash or carry her. If poor little Jenny doesn’t like paps, maybe don’t live in a city where there descend on you. Many other places would ignore her. And if poor Snowflake Jenny wants to curse at people, then she will get the reputation she deserves – just like Julia Roberts did.
      She was rude. Calling someone a f$$king loser is inexcusable. And deplorable.

    • CynicalAnn says:

      Charming. She could have said “Don’t touch my dog” or “Please don’t touch my dog.” But she called him a name. Totally a Trump move.

  51. Katmatz says:

    I watched that video and that pap was way out of line, He was harassing her about the engine failure, clearly trying bait her. And the dog looked scared of him. Those paps are parasites.

  52. Scooch says:

    I don’t have any sympathy for celebs who live in LA. There are 49 other states and countless other cities in CA to live in so you won’t be hounded by TMZ. They all live for the attention. And JL is just an obnoxious asshole to begin with.

  53. Jaded says:

    Then carry your dog through pap infested areas. She’s a silly, arrogant drama queen.

  54. NoKiddingCats says:

    They’re both wrong: You never pet a companion animal without asking first ( Even though the dog DID approach the TMZ guy and all the customary dog greeting courtesies were met ).

    The dog should have been in Jennifer’s arms. Walking a teeny dog thru a swarming crowd is not smart and calling someone a F-cking loser makes you an asshat no matter what mood you’re in.

    • Izzy says:

      The dog really only veered towards the guy briefly, and you can distinctly hear in the video that it was because the pap was trying to call him over. The dog was just doing what dogs kind of instinctively do. That pap was out of line from the start, and likely did it deliberately.

  55. fiddlefaddle says:

    I have to admit I find the comments here a bit bewildering, but I think it might be I’m too old.

    Seems like “loser” has become a no-no word because of Trump, implying that someone lacks basic human dignity for not being rich and successful*. Back in my youth “loser” was just a generic insult, no different from calling someone a moron or an a-hole, except less crass than the latter.

    *) I don’t know how much money the paparazzi make, but somehow I doubt he’s terribly poor.

  56. Marianne says:

    My gut instinct that the rude comment was more to do with his profession then someone who likes petting dogs.

  57. Turtle says:

    Lawrence was probably cranky and jet-lagged, so I don’t blame her at all for snapping at a TMZ pap, even if he was just being friendly to a little dog. Come on, people. She wasn’t talking to a regular person, but someone who literally gets paid to stalk celebrities. You may not like her, but cut her some slack.

    That being said, LAX caters to celebrities and rich people who don’t want to mingle with the great unwashed. They literally just opened a privately owned terminal with its own entrance and security checkpoints and a chauffeured ride to and from your gate.

    “Los Angeles Times” article: http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-private-suite-20170510-htmlstory.html

  58. serena says:

    Or this story could just boil down to JLaw being the assh*le I think she is.

  59. FF says:

    Several issues at work here but there’s also a context:

    JLaw is a well-known celeb period. Attempting to touch the pet of a celeb unasked as that celeb goes through an airport is highly likely to be viewed dimly by the owner. A paparazzo doing it, even more so.

    So he knew what was likely to happen and hoping for a reaction.

    Second, we don’t know if he’s tried this before and that she was polite but not happy.

    So on the face of it she was rude but we don’t know her experiences with this photographer. The most I can be critical of is that I’d strongly advise carrying a dog that small when she’s likely to come across a scrum of photographers/reporters/fans: that dog looks fragile, both physically and in temperament.

    It would have been nice if she was polite but it’s hardly the end of the world when TMZ ultimately got what they wanted: clickbait and site traffic.

  60. minx says:

    Trump calls people “losers”–translates into “you don’t have as much money/power as I do, so I can dehumanize you. You don’t matter.” I’m on JL’s side about the dog petting, just to be clear.

  61. Otaku Fairy says:

    Quora1, I’m with you 100 percent on this. A lot of hypocrisy with all the name-calling that’s regularly done on celebrity gossip sites and in daily conversations, and I think if it were a respected elderly male celebrity (as opposed to a younger woman who’s already considered obnoxious and overexposed) people would move on quicker and not be as quick to vilify or say this was the person’s ‘true colors.’
    When you’re in a profession that’s based on deliberately making strangers feel uncomfortable for money (and possibly trying to mess with people’s reputations), you’re not always going to be treated with politeness- especially when you touch their property or go out of your way to be obnoxious. And TMZ is sexist as fuck (among other things) so I don’t really feel any sympathy for this poor pap who got called a loser. If JLaw randomly spoke to co-workers, everyday average joes/personal assistants/ waiters/ people serving her or working under her in this way, then I would think it was just her being an entitled asshole.