Anne Hathaway Defends Jennifer Lawrence Against Online Haters: 'She Was Dryly Joking'

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Anne Hathaway knows a little something about Internet backlash.

The Oscar-winning actress, who has dealt with legions of "Hathahaters" for years, came to the unlikely defense of another actress: Jennifer Lawrence, who was called out for being "rude" to a reporter at the Golden Globes.

(Despite that fact that the clip was taken out of context.)

"Dear the Internet, It's become pretty clear that the Jennifer Lawrence 'scolding' was taken out of context and that she was dryly joking with a journalist who was indeed using his phone to take photos of her," Hathaway wrote on Facebook.

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Dear the Internet,It's become pretty clear that the Jennifer Lawrence "scolding" was taken out of context and that she...

Posted by Anne Hathaway on Friday, January 15, 2016

"Let's not continue the sad but common practice of building people -- especially women -- up just to viciously tear them down when we perceive them to have misstepped," she continued. "Jennifer is a beautiful, talented, wildly successful, popular, FOUR TIME OSCAR NOMINATED young woman."

"Please let us not punish her for these things," the Alice Through the Looking Glass actress, who signed her post "A J-Law Fan," concluded.

Hathaway could be angling for a spot in the squad, as she previously took to her social media to gush over a joke Lawrence BFF Amy Schumer made about her in Trainwreck.

"Dear @AmySchumer, don't pretend like when you win your Oscar -- which you could for your brilliant and refreshing writing and/or acting in [Trainwreck] -- you won't tote it around to every Oscar party you go to. Way to slay, Annie," she wrote.

Now, check out one of our favorite Jennifer Lawrence moments from the Golden Globes: When she totally freaked out over meeting Matt Damon!

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