"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.