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Jennifer Lawrence Rubbed Her Butt Against Some Rocks And Offended Everyone

A photo of Jennifer Lawrence

Sorry, but I think that might be the best headline that’s ever been written. Except I’m not sorry, because the magic has nothing to do with me and everything to do with Jennifer Lawrence, the wonderful creature who rubbed her butt against some rocks in the first place.

Ok, let’s set the scene. Jennifer is in Hawaii – Oahu, specifically – shooting Catching Fire. She has to wear a wet suit. Her ass starts to get itchy. She scratches it, but the itching persists. She rubs her ass against one of the rocks to relieve the itching.

The problem? Those rocks are considered sacred. Jennifer Lawrence scratched herself on a sacred rock, and now she could be cursed.

Here, let’s just let her tell the story in her own words:

“We got to shoot in the most amazing places. There was one place that was sacred rocks, so there was a meeting in the morning before I got there, (that) I didn’t know about, but apparently there were certain ways that you were supposed to sit on the rocks because they were sacred. And we had these horrible wet suits on and my butt started itching and just nothing could really get it, so I started rubbing my butt on one the rocks.

“You know when (it’s) like nothing can satisfy that itch? I was trying everything and I started doing it and all the camera guys started (gasping). And then this huge stone starts tumbling down the hill and they were like, ‘That’s her fault, it’s sacred rocks!’ And I didn’t want to go ask one of the (local) people there,… ‘How bad is that?’ So I might still be cursed.”

If that’s not the best story you’ve ever heard, then you need to tell me what is the best story you’ve ever heard. Immediately. Bonus points if the story includes animal pictures or hilarious GIFs.

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  • Let’s see. So native Hawaiians get shat on from all places (seriously, read up, or google Idle No More) and when one of their sacred sites gets used as a set for a film and desecrated by an actress, it’s somehow… funny? Like, would it be funny if you were shooting a film in a synagogue and someone used a page off the Torah to blow their nose? I love JLaw, I truly do, but I see why it’s offensive.

    • I agree with you for the most part. But I’m pretty sure the movie makers can’t just come in and use the land…there were permissions given and money exchanged hands somewhere. I know it’s not necessarily the fault of the “native Hawaiians” with whom you sympathize (and like I said, so do I), but all I’m saying is if these rocks really are sacred then who dropped the ball and LET a movie get filmed there?

      • Which doesn’t, at all, make the whole thing less offensive. It just makes it LESS JLaw’s/the Catching Fire people’s fault, in my opinion.

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