Jen, girl — sometimes you make me want to curl up in a ball and fully cringe on your behalf. In a recent interview the BBC's Graham Norton Show, Jennifer Lawrence told a story about something that happened while was out filming The Hunger Games in Hawaii. The actress on the show plugging her upcoming sci-fi flick #Passengers, and in an incredibly #JLaw-esque anecdote told the story of how she dislodged some rocks that she was using as a butt-scratcher and almost killed the movie's sound guy. Hilarious, right? Well no, because it turns out those rocks were in fact scared to the Hawaiian people.
Now anyone could be forgiven for not knowing, but sadly Jen was well aware of the sacred nature of these rocks, but decided to rub her rump against them anyway — and laugh about it on a talk show.
“We were filming in Hawaii, and there were… sacred… rocks — I dunno, they were ancestors, who knows — they were sacred. And you’re not supposed to sit on them, because you’re not supposed to expose your genitalia to them. I however, was in a wet suit for this whole shoot, so, oh my god, they were so good for butt itching!”
I can almost feel #ChrisPratt's pain. Of course, the internet was outraged by Lawrence's tactless remarks & fairly shocking behavior. Some are demanding an apology for 1) destroying sacred Hawaiian artifacts (with her butt, no less), and 2) being pretty damn insensitive about it.
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Many people have praised Chris Pratt for not laughing at Lawrence's anecdote, but he too has been under fire for keeping schtum:
This isn't the first time Lawrence has made a faux pas like this. People were kinda mad when she described her personal style in an interview with Glamour earlier this year as "slutty power lesbian." During press for the X-Men franchise, she also erased Mystique's possible bisexuality by saying she definitely would have time for a "lesbian phase." Lawrence has also made several comments about no longer wanting to play characters that are 'white trash'.
Whether you're an A-list star or Joe Blogs on the street, if you've been called out, you should probably apologize — and maybe next time take a moment before you sound off about destroying "ancestors or whatever" on national television.
After the internet called out Jen for the comments made on Graham Norton, the Oscar-winning actress took to her official Facebook page to apologize for her faux pas, stating she meant "absolutely no disrespect" to the Hawaiian people, while not directly apologizing to the Hawaiian people:
Nice one, Jen — but in future perhaps stick to the stories about eating pizza and fangirling over other actors.