Jennifer Lopez doesn’t like being called a “diva” because of the double standard Hollywood has about women. After doing a cover photo for the Hollywood Reporter, Lopez among her other models were particularly perplexed about with contradictions of the Reporter’s title “Who you Calling a Diva?” Lopez’s reputation as a diva never really escaped her. Ever since her starting career in the 90’s, she basically flaunted her style as her career progressed. The singer seems to have had enough, stating that it’s just an example of double standards in Hollywood.
“I’ve always been fascinated by how much more well-behaved we have to be than men,” Lopez said. “I got a moniker of being ‘the diva,’ which I never felt I deserved – which I don’t deserve – because I’ve always been a hard worker, on time, doing what I’m supposed to do, and getting that label because you reach a certain amount of success.”
Yes, it’s so hard being a diva, especially when you insured your bottom for a massive $27 million. It’s so hard to refuses to sit on any toilet seat unless it’s germ-resistant. I mean, she made her entire career on being a diva and now she’s going to throw it away because “it’s degrading”. It’s ridiculous because being a diva isn’t always a bad thing. It means you’re not going to take shit from anyone. Although in today’s definition diva means to be temperamental or haughty, the Latin roots of the word diva mean the word “goddess”. So, it’s pretty ironic for you to all-of-a-sudden say that you don’t like the word “diva” especially when your preference in white kind of dictates you that way.
“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,” she said. “And you watch this happen over and over and over again. Like, we’re not allowed to have certain opinions or even be passionate about something, or they’ll be like, ‘God, she’s really difficult.’ It’s like, ‘Am I? Am I difficult because I care?'”
It’s easy to see you point Lopez. The term for diva has had negative connotations with it for the last decade, especially when it comes from people who are trying to say that women with attitudes are unacceptable. The way people have been throwing that word around to say “she’s being difficult” just as you said is terrible. If women are going to be respected in this day in age, let’s make pride of the things we are disgraced for. Beyonce at least tries to turn that word “diva” around in her song called “Diva” from her album I am Sasha Fierce.