Jennifer Lawrence got her big break in moody meth drama Winter’s Bone, which features an intense squirrel-skinning scene. Rolling Stone asked the actress about the scene in her cover feature and 1) apparently it was real and 2) Lawrence has a few words for America’s nastiest rights organization:
“I should say it wasn’t real, for PETA. But screw PETA.”
Of course PETA has responded. President Ingrid Newkirk told Gothamist:
“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. 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.”
Whatever. We just love that the talented Lawrence won’t be posing for
publicity animal rights anytime soon.