Jennifer Lopez: The Label "Cougar" Is Sexist

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"What's the word for the man who's after younger girls?"

Stop calling Jennifer Lopez a cougar. The actress chatted with Ellen DeGeneres about recent reports she was dating her Boy Next Door costar Ryan Guzman and during the conversation, she expressed her dislike for the term "cougar."

First, Lopez, 45, reiterated that she was not in a relationship with Guzman, 27, explaining that she went with him to the Golden Globes because they have been promoting their new film together. Lopez and DeGeneres started talking about Guzman's age and how there would be nothing wrong if the two were dating. 

"I hate that they have a label for a woman who would date a younger guy," said Lopez. "If a younger guy is interested in you, what’s the big deal? What’s the word for the man who’s after younger girls?"

Lopez continued, "I’m not after younger guys. If younger guys like me then that’s one thing. But there’s like guys who just go after younger woman. They have no name. No label."

Watch their discussion below.

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