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Jennifer Lawrence: ‘Screw PETA’

By on April 10, 2012

In a new interview with Rolling Stone, Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence talked about a squirrel skinning scene in Winter’s Bone saying, “I should say it wasn’t real, for PETA. But screw PETA.” That’s the spirit. They claimed the squirrel was already roadkill before they skinned it.

Of course, PETA has a Google alert set for their organization so it didn’t take them long to act all pious.

“She’s young and the plight of animals somehow hasn’t yet touched her heart. As (American author/poet) Henry David Thoreau said, ‘The squirrel you kill in jest, dies in earnest.’

“The squirrel was ‘screwed,’ not PETA… We hope Jennifer will learn from other young celebrities like Justin Bieber, Lea Michele and Kellan Lutz, who are using their influence to help, rather than hurt, animals.”

Really, PETA? It was a squirrel that was already dead. Not like it was killed just for that scene. At this point, it feels like PETA is just trolling celebrities.

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  • Ball Gag Insertion

    Such a naive, foolish choice of words on jennifer’s part.  Don’t mitigate the act of skinning an innocent animal kiddo.  It does not become you.

  • mse63

    PETA’s response… *facepalms* When there is no animal cruelty present, what right do they have to make comments like this one? This organization IS a joke.

    • Paintercrow

      Only an inferior mind would agree on promoting the use of dead animals for entertaintment purposes, I think Jennifer will grow up and eventually understand that humans are expected to have higher standards than lower species

      • mse63

        “use of dead animals for entertaintment purposes” What do you mean by that? That the movie itself which tries to introduce a certain lifestyle in a very realistic way where – gosh, who would have thought! – hunting and eating animals is part of the every day life? Or Jennifer’s remark itself, which is not even aimed at the animals? She is not trying to find any amusement in the animal-skinning, she just states a fact, and then jokingly mentions PETA probably for this very kind of overreacting they usually do. Those dead animals were probably put into good use, and were not simply used for “entertainment purposes”. And as far as I know, eating animals is not unethical.