Jennifer Lawrence: Donald Trump is to Blame for These Hurricanes!
It sure has been a wild and crazy year, huh?
Donald Trump somehow became president of the whole entire country, and things have promptly gone all to hell.
He’s made some truly horrific moves so far in his presidency, so many that we don’t really have time (or the heart) to name them all right now.
But, according to some statements Jennifer Lawrence made in a new interview, he may be responsible for more than just his terrible choices.
In the interview, which Jen did to promote her new movie, Mother!, she was asked about the parallels between the madness in the film and the madness in the U.S. at the moment.
“It’s scary,” she admitted. “It’s this new language that’s forming. I don’t even recognize it.”
“It’s also scary to know that it’s been proven through science that climate change is due to human activity, and we continue to ignore it, and the only voice we really have is through voting.”
“And we voted,” she added. “And it was really startling.”
She definitely makes sense here — it is a scary, scary time.
It is strange, though, that she brought up the issue of climate change seemingly out of nowhere — though in her next statement, it’s clear that it’s been weighing heavily on her mind.
“You’re watching these hurricanes now,” she said, “and it’s really hard, especially while promoting this movie, not to feel Mother Nature’s rage and wrath.”
She’s referring, of course, to the absolute devastating effects that Hurricanes Harvey and Irma brought and will continue to bring.
When the interviewer tried to bring things back to a more general place, Jennifer said “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.”
Not that it’s Trump who’s confusing her.
“I don’t find him confusing,” she insisted. “I think I know exactly what he is.”
What she’s saying here makes sense, and it’s clear that she really, really upset at the state of the country these days.
But that part where she seems to refer to the hurricanes as “Mother Nature’s rage and wrath” at Trump … it’s got a lot of people quite upset.
Over on Twitter, people are bashing Jennifer hard, insisting on a boycott of her movies and accusing her of being basically the most offensive human alive.
“Jennifer Lawrence thinks hurricanes are America’s rightful punishment for voting Trump,” one person wrote. “Skip her movies from now on.”
“What a dumbass!” another Twitter user complained. “Typical Hollywood snowflake. Should stick to memorizing lines and not using brain.”
One particularly outraged person said “Jennifer Lawrence is a FOOL! People are about 2 lose everything & this BIMBO says sh-t like this?”
Another person really did state that her comment was the “stupidest, most offensive thing ever said.”
Was it a good thing to say, that these terrible hurricanes are Trump’s fault?
No, probably not.
Especially not when Irma is still making her way to the U.S. after causing so much destruction in the Caribbean.
But is it understandable why she’d be upset enough to make this sort of remark in the heat of the moment?
What do you think about J-Law’s remarks?