Jennifer Lawrence Addresses Butt Scratch On Sacred Rock
By now, you're fully aware of the controversial story Jennifer Lawrence told during an appearance on "The Graham Norton Show" last Friday.
The 26-year-old actress received immense backlash after telling a story about how she used "sacred rocks" in Hawaii to scratch her butt. During the interview, Lawrence began telling her harshly criticized story, saying,
We were filming in Hawaii, and there were… sacred… rocks — I dunno, they were ancestors, who knows — they were sacred. And you're not supposed to sit on them, because you're not supposed to expose your genitalia to them. I, however, was in a wet suit for this whole shoot, so, oh my god they were so good for butt itching!
While it may be obvious to some that Jennifer Lawrence was attempting to be comical with this particular story, others felt that the actress was blatantly disrespecting the people of Hawaii, their culture and their traditions.
Personally, this was my reaction.
But wait, there's more... She added,
One rock that I was butt-scratching on ended up coming loose. It was a giant boulder and it rolled down this mountain and almost killed our sound guy. This whole station, like, got destroyed. It was a huge, dramatic deal. And all the Hawaiians were like, 'Oh my god! It's the curse!' And I'm sitting in the corner going 'I'm your curse.' I wedged it loose with my ass!
Sure, upon the first read through, you might want to laugh, but the backlash Lawrence experienced after the interview was made public signifies that more people were offended than anything else.
Just a full week after sharing her story, Jennifer Lawrence is speaking out and issuing a heartfelt apology to anyone who might have been offended by it, including the people of Hawaii.
The 26-year-old "Passengers" actress took to Facebook to release a statement, saying,
I meant absolutely no disrespect to the Hawaiian people. I really thought that I was being self-deprecating about the fact that I was "the curse", but I understand the way it was perceived was not funny and I apologize if I offended anyone.
Someone on Twitter coined Jen's story as "the whitest story ever told."
Check out the clip below.
Here's a screenshot of Jennifer Lawrence's statement regarding her controversial Hawaii story:
Fans reached out to show their support for the star.
Others? Well, they weren't very supportive.
Some people forgave J Law but still deemed her actions wrong.
Overall, I think it's safe to say Jennifer Lawrence is sorry not only for telling such an offensive story in a joking manner, but also to the people of Hawaii and their cherished culture.
Hey, Jen, you made a mistake and apologized for it. Do NOT scratch your ass on sacred rocks again.
Now it's on to bigger and better things -- like your upcoming "Passengers" movie with Chris Pratt, which hits theaters on December 21.