Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Quote of the Day


"I should say it wasn't real, for PETA. But screw PETA."

-- The Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence on the scene in her movie Winter's Bone in which she kills and skins a squirrel

First of all, good for her. I would've used the word "fuck" rather than "screw," but the sentiment is there.

Second, I'll give you one guess as to how insufferable PETA Grand Poobah Ingrid Newkirk responded to Lawrence's comment. Needless to say, it was long-winded and painfully condescending, complete with a shot at Lawrence's age and alleged naivete, a quote from Henry David Thoreau and a plea that she may one day know the pain of squirrels everywhere. You know, the usual kind of thing.

The Rolling Stone interview that features Lawrence's quote, by the way, apparently ends with her talking about "buying a house, and a big dog, and a shotgun." Depending on where she moves that "stand your ground" law might finally be good for something -- should Newkirk or anyone from PETA ever decide to pay her an unwanted visit.

12 comments:

JohnF said...

Good for her. PETA can go piss up a rope.

Marc McKenzie said...

I gotta give Jennifer Lawrence a thumbs-up for that comment.

You would think that PETA would realize that it was a fake squirrel that was killed and skinned...but I guess they didn't realize that. Oh well.

Claude Weaver said...

Goddamnit.

This is really unfair.

Look, I try not to lust after a woman, and then she has to go all "screw PETA" and shotguns and boobs and shit.

This just messes everything up now.

I hope you're happy.

Anonymous said...

Some of my best friends are squirrels but I eat them anyway.

PETA = People Eating Tasty Animals

FabMax said...

Man, I might develop a crush on that girl after all.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I like squirrel, but she looks pretty tasty...

Ref said...

Wait. Did she skin a squirrel in Hunger Games? Is this going to be something she does in every movie she's in?

Anonymous said...

Yay! She's an animal-mutilating hick! Good for her! People who feel compassion for the suffering of others are just awful.

Chez said...

More brilliantly assertive dissent from the mouth of "anonymous." Suck it, hippie.

littlebitoffeisty said...

@ Ref...

If you read the article in the link, she skinned the squirrel in Winter's Bone, not The Hunger Games. It is a little misleading in Chez's statement tho...

"...she recounts her on-screen squirrel-skinning scene in the 2010 movie "Winter's Bone."

"I should say it wasn't real, for PETA. But screw PETA," she told the magazine.

Chez said...

Yeah, that was my mistake. Sorry, kids.

littlebitoffeisty said...

I'll forgive you...