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Jennifer Lawrence Sets the Record Straight on Hurricane/Trump Comments




During the mother! press tour, Jennifer Lawrence found her words taken out of context by right-wing idiots. In an interview with Britain's Channel 4 about her upcoming film, she had this to say about climate change:

"It's scary to know, 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 have is through voting." The interviewer mentioned how the American public voted in a president who denied the existence of climate change, and Lawrence said the result was "startling."

"You're watching these hurricanes now, and it's hard -- especially while promoting this movie, not to feel Mother Nature's rage and wrath."

Her comments were twisted into saying Trump personally was responsible for Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Twitter backlash below:


("Females for Trump" y'all...)




Transcription:
My remarks were taken grossly out of context. Obviously I never claimed that President Trump was responsible for these tragic hurricanes. That is a silly and preposterous headline that is unfortunate, because it detracts from the millions of lives that are being impacted by these devastating storms and the recent earthquake. What is really important is focusing on the ways we can help. My heart is with everyone affected and the brave first responders who are working to keep us all safe.



Twitter sources: 1, 2
JLaw's Facebook post

I know we shouldn't be surprised that people who can't think about basic human rights would come to a conclusion like this... They just want an excuse to boycott her movies (mother! premieres Sept 15)

Tags: celebrity social media, donald trump, jennifer lawrence, politics
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