“I should say it wasn’t real, for PETA, but screw PETA.”
This, of course, is Jennifer Lawrence in her recent interview with Rolling Stone, talking about a squirrel-skinning scene in her film, ‘Winter’s Bone’. Jen didn’t elaborate as to why she felt such animosity toward PETA, but I’m completely OK with her not feeling the need to reveal her deep-seated thoughts toward an organization which, though good-intentioned, is ultimately just a big old bully.
PETA had this to say in response to Jennifer’s comments, naturally:
“She’s young and the plight of animals somehow hasn’t yet touched her heart. As Henry David Thoreau said, ‘The squirrel you kill in jest, dies in earnest.’ When people kill animals, it is the animals who are ‘screwed,’ not PETA, and one day I hope she will try to make up for any pain she might cause any animal who did nothing but try to eke out a humble existence in nature.”
Oh! See what they did there? Spun Jennifer’s words into something cutesy and crafty (and stupid), and didn’t verbally assault her with flour-bombs? That’s because she’s the hot little thing of the moment, and who’d dare talk back to Jennifer Lawrence now that she’s this hot? No, PETA’s going to just bide their time and wait. They’re going to wait for the right time to go ahead and hit Jennifer with milled grains or red paint or slanderous claims when you least expect it, guys. This is the kind of thing they do, and they don’t forget who’s tangled with them in the past.
So you’re either going to love her even more for this, or you’re going to do a total 180 and completely hate her. What’s it going to be?