Hollywood star Jennifer Lawrence told a British interviewer that the hurricanes wreaking havoc on the US currently are nature’s retribution for electing Donald Trump as President… a truly astoundingly ignorant comment which the internet simply couldn’t let go unchecked.
During an interview about her latest film, whatever it is, the reporter equated it with political division in America and a sense of impending doom. Lawrence then threw climate change into the conversation out of nowhere, seemingly equating it with destructive weather, and rolled the whole thing up into a bizarre anti-Trump rant:
“You know you’re watching these hurricanes now, and it’s really hard especially while promoting this movie, not to feel mother nature’s rage and wrath,” Lawrence stated.
So… mother nature is angry at Trump? At Trump voters? Is she saying that nature is somehow aware of the tension between Americans on different sides of the political landscape? And if so, why would nature send a hurricane to destroy several islands in the Caribbean populated by non Trump voting non Americans?
Many others also wondered exactly what nonsense Lawrence was blathering about:
Hollywood's ..Jennifer Lawrence has stated this Hurricane season is because we voted for Trump .. WOW.I guess "IF" HRC had won /we wld b OK
— Howdy Doodie (@StumpJumper6868) September 8, 2017
Others were just pissed off or offended at the ignorance:
What an insensitive and awful thing to say. Shame on you.
— Keli Vice (@kelivice) September 8, 2017
Actress #JenniferLawrence says Trump is to blame for Harvey & Irma? Hollywood should stick to acting & spare US their incredible stupidity!
— Take Back USA (@SetUSAFree) September 8, 2017
— George Branton (@GeorgeBranton) September 8, 2017
Others had a clear message for Lawrence, who asked Trump supporters not to watch her films:
Reads, "Jennifer Lawrence said hurricanes are punishment for voting for Trump."
Never watches her movies again
— Nate Inman (@StreetsofCberry) September 8, 2017
Hey #JenniferLawrence you do realize that Trump voters are the majority of workers with jobs who earn enough $ to waste on entertainment?
— DutigadaProudKafir (@Dutigad1) September 8, 2017
— Victoria Sprus4Trump (@WendyPrince2) September 8, 2017
Don't forget folks…Jennifer Lawrence is another ungrateful Hollywood, OVERPAID (very vocal) US/Trump hater.#BoycottMotherMovie
— DebDuck (@dghester2) September 6, 2017