Jennifer Lawrence suggested in a new interview that the recent onslaught of hurricanes in the United States is "Mother Nature's" way of punishing the country for electing President Donald Trump. Many Trump supporters are outraged by the comment and are now slamming the actress on Twitter. See tweets below.
The actress recently sat down with Britain's Channel 4 to promote her latest movie, Mother, and was asked about the various events unfolding in the U.S. since Trump took office. "It's scary," Lawrence said. "It's this new language that's forming. I don't even recognize it." The actress continued, "It's been proven through science that climate change is due to human activity, and we continue to ignore it, and the only voice that we really have is through voting."
In reference to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, Lawrence added, "You're watching these hurricanes now, and it's really hard, especially while promoting this movie, not to feel Mother Nature's rage and wrath." The actress further noted, "I've heard things and seen things on TV in my own country that devastate me and make me sick, and it's just really confusing." When asked if she found Trump "confusing," Lawrence offered, "I don't find him confusing. I think I know exactly what he is."
Lawrence has been hit with a ton of social media backlash in the time since the interview aired. One person wrote, "Jennifer Lawrence blaming hurricanes on Trump just confirms Hollywood stereotypes. Overpriveleged, out of touch talkers w no real virtue." Another Trump supporter exclaimed, "What a dumbass!! Typical Hollywood snowflake. Should stick to memorizing lines and not using brain." And another user said, "Hey Jennifer Lawrence! America is boycotting your movies, hope you saved some money honey."
Additionally, one person argued, "Jennifer Lawrence has vilified both Christians & Trump supporters. That's a lot of people who won't be seeing her movies." Another person stated, "Oh don't worry we will NOT see your movie! We don't watch any of you narcissistic maniacs. #BoycottHollywood." And another angry Twitter user offered, "Jennifer Lawrence is a FOOL! People are about 2 lose everything & this BIMBO says sh*t like this?"
Meanwhile, one person suggested, "Skip her movies from now on," while another described the actress as "just another Hollywood Hypocrite." One person wondered, "If hurricanes are 'Nature's Wrath' for Trump's victory, what do the wildfires near Hollywood mean?" And another person similarly expressed, "I wonder what the President of Mexico did to cause that #earthquake. Quick, someone better ask Jennifer Lawrence." Watch Lawrence's controversial comments at around the 11:30 mark in the video below.
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