Shailene Woodley is under fire after saying she doesn't watch TV during an Emmys red carpet interview

Shailene Woodley Emmys 2017 Red CarpetFrazer Harrison/Getty ImagesShailene Woodley on the 2017 Emmys red carpet.

The INSIDER Summary:

  • On the 2017 Emmys red carpet, Shailene Woodley said she doesn’t watch TV.
  • “I’m a reader, so I always read a book instead of turning on my TV,” she told E! News.
  • Shailene Woodley was nominated for an Emmy this year for her role in “Big Little Lies.”

On Sunday evening all eyes were on the biggest television stars in the world hit as they hit the 2017 Emmys red carpet. But “Big Little Lies” star Shailene Woodley struck a nerve with some viewers at home when she told E! News that she doesn’t have time to watch TV.

“I haven’t had a TV since I moved out of my parents house when I was 18,” Woodley said. 

Woodley was nominated for an Emmy this year for best supporting actress in a limited series or TV movie.

“When do people have time to [watch TV]?” Woodley said to E! News. “I’m a reader, so I always read a book instead of turning on my TV.”

You can watch the full video of the interview below, courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter.

People on Twitter, many of which are film or TV critics, thought Woodley’s comments about TV were ironic given that she was at a television award show. 

People began making jokes about Woodley’s fondness for nature and holistic products or remedies. Woodley made waves in 2014 when she advised women to sun their private parts, claiming that the vitamin D could help with genital issues like yeast infections.

For more of INSIDER’s coverage of the Emmys, including the best and worst red carpet looks, follow along here.

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