Jennifer Lawrence has never been one to keep her mouth shut or keep her opinions a secret, so naturally she has something to say about the election results. In an essay for Vice’s Broadly section, the actress sounds as shell-shocked as a good portion of the country, asking “Is this the stark reality? It doesn’t matter how hard you work or how qualified you are, at the end of the day, you’re not a man?”
But because she wants to stay positive, she puts out a call for hope and a plea for constructive action among those who feel disappointed. Instead of rioting or destruction, she insists upon loving your neighbor – “no matter what they believe or who they voted for.”
Lawrence also makes sure to point out that it is okay to be sad and that she does not have a good answer for every concern that people have, but any disappointment must not prevent us from speaking out against injustice. She concludes by declaring, “If you are an immigrant, if you are a person of color, if you are LGBTQ+, if you are a woman—don’t be afraid, be loud!” – which I imagine she said aloud as passionately as this moment.