Jennifer Lawrence may be the star of the biggest movie in the world and a flawless imaginary BFF, but she is not above PETA’s scorn. In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Lawrence revealed that she did, indeed, gut a squirrel for a scene in “Winter’s Bone.”
You’ll recall that she was nominated for an Academy Award for that role, so the ick-factor was sufficiently balanced out by, you know, getting to go to the Oscars. “I should say it wasn’t real, for PETA–but screw PETA,” Lawrence joked.
Needless to say, PETA does not like being screwed (though, Peeta might appreciate it, hardy-har).
PETA president Ingrid Newkirk responds: “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.’ We are told that this squirrel was hit by a car, but
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