Josh Hutcherson: Pay gap is embarrassing

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Josh Hutcherson: Pay gap is embarrassing

Josh Hutcherson thinks the gender pay gap is "f**king embarrassing".

The 23-year-old actor has come out in support of his 'Hunger Games' co-star Jennifer Lawrence, who recently penned an essay in which she bemoaned the pay disparity between male and female performers.

He said: "The words 'women's pay' sounds so backwards and f**ked up and not modern in any way, shape or form.

"It's just so f**king shocking that a guy and girl coming out of college with the exact same degree, women will get paid significantly less. How is that even a real thing? It's mind-blowing.

"Obviously it's something that should have happened decades and decades and decades ago, and the fact that it's something we're still dealing with now is f**king embarrassing and shocking."

And Josh complimented his friend and co-star for speaking out on the issue.

He told MTV News: "For Jen to use her platform to speak about it in her classic Jen way, just blunt, saying what she thinks, I think it's great.

"She's always said what she thinks, but as far as tackling issues, she's never really stepped up to do that. It's nice to see her now taking that step, being progressive, and using her voice not just to make people laugh."