Jennifer Lawrence told Rolling Stone the she actually did skin a squirrel in her 2010 film Winter’s Bone and blasted PETA at the same time. Jennifer plays the lead character in The Hunger Games, Katniss Everdeen, made it clear she had no intention of bowing to PETA propaganda:
“I should say it wasn’t real, for PETA – But screw PETA.” PETA called Jennifer immature and unfeeling in return.
OK! Mag reports: Sounds like Khloe Kardashian isn’t the only one turning her back on PETA. The Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence is receiving some harsh backlash from the organization after she openly discussed her experience skinning a squirrel for the 2010 hit film, Winter’s Bone, which garnered her an Oscar nomination.
Jennifer recently told Rolling Stone that the scene wasn’t fake and that she actually did skin a squirrel. “I should say it wasn’t real, for PETA,” she confessed to the magazine. “But screw PETA.”
Obviously, Jennifer wasn’t trying to be disrespectful, but it may have come off that way, which explains why PETA is fighting back.
“She’s 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,’” the organization’s president, Ingrid Newkirk told The Gothamist this morning. “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 cause any animal who did nothing but try to eke out a humble existence in nature.”
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