Jennifer Lopez – Diva Issues
Jennifer Lopez has been labeled with the title of ‘Diva’ despite her participation in multiple movies, music , and her contribution to over 42 different charities and causes. With someone who is a powerhouse in the Hollywood industry, how could she be labeled a Diva? According to various accounts, with the most recent being in 2015, other actors refuse to work with Lopez due to her Diva status. In the TV series, “Shades of Blue”, actor Ray Liotta nearly refused to work with her due to this slanderous reputation.
This week, Lopez finally began to fight back against this ill-placed title. She gives a powerful comparison between genders that points out how sexism is present in the world of Hollywood. When speaking to her fellow actresses, she stated that she has “always been fascinated by how much more well-behaved we have to be than men.” Lopez explains that during her career she has been on time, worked hard, and attributes her title of Diva to her success and work ethic. She also points out how fellow actors have behaved on set. She states “I was always fascinated by how I could see [a man] being late or being belligerent to a crew and it being totally acceptable; meanwhile, I’d show up 15 minutes late and be berated.”
Because of the sexism within Hollywood, a hardworking woman has been mislabeled as a Diva. All that should be said regarding the wonderful J-Lo is, “You go girl!”