It seems as if Anne Hathaway just cannot do anything right, according to the thousands of people criticizing her every move online. It reached a peak after Anne’s Oscar speech when she won for ‘Les Miserables’, where she began the speech with “It came true”, a reference to her song ‘I Dreamed a Dream’.
Many people found the speech to be cloying and ‘annoying’, and it was reported that Anne herself was upset about the negative response her speeches were getting.
However, Anderson Cooper has now come to her defense, saying, “In our morning meeting today, we were talking about this and the level of hatred people have towards Anne Hathaway; I had no idea. She seems like a perfectly lovely person. I don't understand. She's incredibly talented, she seems like a lovely person, I think she's been through a lot. People have all these judgments about her; they don't know what she's really like… The amount of pressure she must feel knowing all these people hate her—give her a break; she seems like a lovely young person. Again, people form all these opinions on people based on nothing. You have no actual evidence."
It’s true that people tend to form opinions on celebrities very quickly, but that’s part of what being in the spotlight entails. What’s interesting is the differences in how Jennifer Lawrence and Anne Hathaway are perceived: both are Oscar winning actresses, both have starred in big franchises, and both are fairly commercial actresses. However, Jennifer is universally beloved when Anne is almost universally made fun of – is it just because of the difference in their media approach, or something deeper than that? Let us know what you think in the comments.