Jennifer Lawrence Apologizes for LOLing Over What Many Call a Racist Act
There Jennifer Lawrence goes, putting her foot in her mouth again. We love the girl and everything, but sometimes (most of the time) she doesn’t think before she speaks. That’s why she’s in so much trouble right now, particularly among the people of Hawaii.
Recently, while on the press tour for her new film, Passengers, with Chris Pratt, the 26-year-old Oscar-winner got herself into hot water for what many have referred to as a racist or, at the very least, culturally insensitive, act. During the filming of The Hunger Games in Hawaii, she said that, despite the crew telling her not to sit on what were considered to be culturally sacred rocks — as in, “you’re not supposed to expose your genitalia to them” — she did it anyway. She explained how she rubbed her butt on them to relieve an itch, pulled one of the rocks loose and almost killed a sound person because it rolled down the mountain!
“It was a huge dramatic deal,” Jennifer said during a recent visit on The Graham Norton Show. “And all the Hawaiians were like, ‘Oh my God, it’s the curse!’ And I’m in the corner, going, ‘I’m your curse. I wedged it loose with my ass.'”
She joked about the situation, and received laughs from those around her, but a lot of people on the Internet didn’t find it funny:
it doesn't get more white and evil than Jennifer Lawrence. like. she really thought this was funny…. pic.twitter.com/mKL8WGBk3l
— Richey Collazo ?? (@RicheyCollazo) December 7, 2016
"Hey Hawaiians, I scratched my ass with your sacred stones, broke one, almost killed a man, and ? at your spirituality."-Jennifer Lawrence https://t.co/1ihjGuddVy
— LEFT✍? (@LeftSentThis) December 7, 2016
Please get everyone to rt this to get Jennifer Lawrence to apologize to the Hawaiian people. This is NOT okay. ++ pic.twitter.com/kjicMX65B6
— aurora? (@AlohaFromAurora) December 8, 2016
Thankfully, Jen acknowledged her misguided words and apologized on Facebook:
Here’s to thinking before speaking in 2017!
This isn’t the first time people said awful things about Jennifer Lawrence: