Josh Hutcherson Defends Jennifer Lawrence After Nude Photo Scandal: “It’s Not Fair”

Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson
Josh Hutcherson defended his Hunger Games costar Jennifer Lawrence following her nude photo scandal; "It's not fair," he said Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images

Peeta is sticking up for Katniss! Jennifer Lawrence continues to receive support since nude photos of her leaked online last month — and this time, it's her friend and Hunger Games costar Josh Hutcherson who is coming to her defense.

"I just think all that stuff is so ridiculous," the 21-year-old told ET Canada. "We're people, too man, we just want to live. We want to be normal people, it's not fair."

Hutcherson has yet to talk to Lawrence, 24, since the incident, but can relate to what she's going through. In 2013, the actor also found himself under the spotlight when NSFW pictures of himself went viral.

"I think everyone has their own way of getting through it. It's something you obviously don't want to happen to you and it's really unfortunate that it happens," he said. "I hate the way the world sort of views those sorts of issues."

The actors have remained close while filming the Hunger Games series, often discussing how Hollywood and fame have affected their lives before Lawrence's racy shots even hit the web.

"Like Jen and I always say — people say, 'Well you chose to be an actor, you are going to have to deal with this kind of thing.' Well, no. I started when I was 9 years old. She started when she was like 12. We didn't choose to have public scandal," he explained to ET Canada. "So because this is what I am good at and this is my career means I also have to suffer on this other side?"

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