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Newsflash: Jennifer Lawrence’s Shooting Schedule and Slavery Aren’t At All Comparable

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David O. Russell is a fantastic director and has worked on so many great films, so it’s a shame to see that he’s such a mindless fucking idiot in his day-to-day life. You see, our pal David worked with Jennifer Lawrence on The Silver Linings Playbook (great film) and American Hustle (haven’t watched yet, but also probably great) and knows how hectic her life is, especially since the Hunger Games franchise is still going. She’s literally always working, you see – almost like slaves!

Here’s what he said last week:

“I personally think they should give her a bit of breathing room over there because they’re printing money.

“But she’s a very alive person. I’ll tell you what it is about that girl – talk about 12 years of slavery, that’s what the franchise is. I’m going to get in so much trouble for saying that.”


I literally have so few words for that, that I’m not going to say any. I think it speaks for itself. A movie star’s hectic life of making millions of dollars is not IN ANY WAY, SHAPE OR FORM anything like slaves being beaten, forced to work in insane conditions, raped, separated from their families and SO MANY OTHER HORRORS. He also clearly knew he shouldn’t have been saying it, and yet he did it anyway. Ah, the privilege of being a rich white man. What a wonderful world!

In any case, I guess all the shit he’s getting finally got to him, because Russell has decided to issue an apology that doesn’t sound at all heartfelt and really kinda means nothing:

“Clearly, I used a stupid analogy in a poor attempt at humor. I realized it the minute I said it and I’m truly sorry.”

Ah yes, it’s always hilarious when white people joke about slavery. What a knee-slapper! Christ, what’s wrong with people’s brains? Let’s just take a scene from your own movie:

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  • Jeez.. calm down. It was something he admits he said without thinking and who isn’t guilty of doing that at one time or another?? It was a mistake – get off your soap box!!

  • When ‘white people’ joke about slavery? How about when ANYONE jokes about slavery? What, you think its okay if a black person were to joke about slavery? Modern blacks weren’t the ones put through the terrible, awful things the slaves were, just like it wasn’t modern whites who put their ancestors (in some cases) through those situations. It isn’t okay for ANYONE to make light of it, regardless of the color of their skin. But he apologized. It was a stupid thing to say, and I’m pretty sure that YOU, of all people, know quite a bit about saying stupid things–since it seems like hald of the things that you write are idiotic and not thought out.
    Anyone else remember when this site had standards? Now it’s just pathetic. Matter of time before it gets shut down.

    • LOL, kay. Something tells me you’re white.

      And incidentally, white people don’t get to dictate what black people can and can’t say about their own experience, even if “modern blacks” hadn’t experienced slavery themselves.

      • You’re white too, idiot. And no,, white people can’t dictate what black people can and can’t say, nor can other black people. Nobody can dictate what anyone else says. You really are such a shitty blogger.