Hollywoods new golden girl ruffles some feathers with her Rolling Stone interview.
Keywords: hunger games, jennifer lawrence, peta
For the first time since the Hunger Games movie craze began, Jennifer Lawrence is making headlines in a negative light. In an interview with Rolling Stone Jennifer recalls the scene in her Oscar winning movie Winter’s Bone in which she skinned a squirrel, ”I should say it wasn’t real, for PETA, But screw PETA.” Outraged by the comment, Ingrid Newkirk, the president of PETA stated, “[Lawrence] is young and the plight of animals somehow hasn’t yet touched her heart. As Henry David Thoreau said, ‘The squirrel you kill in jest, dies in earnest.’ We are told that this squirrel was hit by a car, but when people kill animals, it is the animals who are ‘screwed,’ not PETA, and one day I hope she will try to make up for any pain she might have caused any animal who did nothing but try to eke out a humble existence in nature.”
Even though I am a huge Jennifer Lawrence fan, as a figure in the public eye she should have definitely chosen her words more wisely. Read more about Jennifer Lawrence’s interview on the Huffington Post.