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Jennifer Lawrence Center of Political Debate After Statue of Liberty Cover

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It’s times like these that make it obvious why Jennifer Lawrence would want to keep to herself.


After recently confessing to Vogue magazine that she usually refuses to take selfies with fans, the 26-year-old actress, who’s currently promoting her upcoming horror movie, mother!, is now the center of a political debate regarding her cover of that very publication:


It all started with John Carney, who runs far-right American news website Breitbart‘s finance and economics coverage. The editor was, apparently, none too pleased that the Hunger Games alum was depicted in front of the Statue of Liberty. In regards to the photograph, taken by Annie Leibovitz, he wrote, “We’re going to have to create a full #MAGA shadow cultural industry because the Opposition Media can’t even do fashion without attacking us.”

Note that the cover doesn’t include any overt political commentary; it does, however, boast, “American Beauty” and teases Jen’s thoughts on “love, liberty, and the freedom to be herself,” which mimics a well-known phrase from the Declaration of Independence, “Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”


“Clearly an allusion to our current immigration debate, taking the #poemlaw side,” John Carney wrote in a followup tweet, which has since been deleted.

He continued his rant:

And his opinions were only further fueled after he received backlash:




The problem with his argument (well, one of them) is that the Poem Law debate went down last week. But, according to Zara Rahim, Director of Communications at Vogue, they shot the cover long before any such political discussions:

To that, he responded:


But Zara was done with the topic as soon as it started:

John persisted to beat this debate over the head, as did more Conservatives & Liberals, throughout the day and night.