Jennifer Lawrence: “Screw PETA”

Oh the Peeta/Peta jokes I have in my mind right now.. maybe she was talking about the wrong one?!

In Jennifer Lawrence’s recent Rolling Stone cover interview, she was discussing her breakout performance in 2010’s Winter’s Bone. The role scored Jennifer a Best Actress Oscar nomination, and everything has been uphill in her career since then. Or has IT?!

During her interview, our beloved Katniss discussed a particular scene in the film in which she guts a squirrel saying, “I should say it wasn’t real, for PETA. But screw PETA.”

Honestly, I love her for this. To those nay sayers who think this move hurt her image? Tell that to the box office my friends.

PETA is now calling attention to her quote (that went virtually unnoticed until the did) and in their “Hunger Games” of life, she’s the next target.

“PETA is ticked off at Katniss Everdeen.

In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence opens up about her gross-out, squirrel-skinning scene from Winter’s Bone, the gritty 2010 flick which earned her a Best Actress Oscar nomination. According to Lawrence, 21, that moment wasn’t faked in the slightest.

“I should say it wasn’t real, for PETA,” Lawrence told the mag. “But screw PETA.”

Needless to say, PETA didn’t take too kindly to Lawrence’s joking remark.”

“She’s young and the plight of animals somehow hasn’t yet touched her heart. As Henry David Thoreau said, ‘The squirrel you kill in jest, dies in earnest,” the organization’s president, Ingrid Newkirk, told Gothamist Tuesday morning. “When people kill animals, it is the animals who are ‘screwed,’ not PETA, and one day I hope she will try to make up for any pain she might cause any animal who did nothing but try to eke out a humble existence in nature.”

[From Us Weekly]

Haha, I mean we are talking about squirrels here guys. Ya know, those little rats that are too stupid to run away from oncoming traffic? Jennifer grew up on a farm for crying out loud.

She’s not some sort of Jason-type animal terrorist.. I think she’s just like, “F–k it, it’s a SQUIRREL.” What do you think of this? Harmless quote or did it really affect how you see her?