Jennifer Lawrence's character Katniss might love Peeta in "The Hunger Games," but Jen is no fan of PETA in real life.
For years the animal rights organization has been making headlines by slamming celebrities for wearing fur, but recently a few stars like Jennifer have decided to fight back against the group. Oddly enough, Jen isn't even one of the celebs that have been attacked for wearing the skin of an animal.
Instead the actress decided to target PETA while talking about a squirrel-skinning scene in her movie "Winter's Bone" during a Rolling Stone interview. Here's what she said about cutting the poor critter up: "I should say it wasn't real, for PETA. But screw PETA."
If Jen dislikes the organization, she probably shouldn't have brought it up - after all, PETA is publicity. The organization's president was quick to respond with this statement: ""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."
So is Jen an animal-hater? Hopefully not - it's possible that she was just trying to act a little tough because she feels so close to her hunter characters in "The Hunger Games" and "Winter's Bone." And hating PETA isn't always a sign that someone hates animals - there are plenty of animal lovers that can't stand the organization.
Khloe Kardashian now counts herself among them. The reality show star once posed nude for PETA, but she recently revealed that she no longer supports the organization because a woman close to PETA flour bombed her fur-loving sister Kim Kardashian. It's almost surprising that Kim and PETA don't get along - she and the group are both very good at staging publicity stunts. Plus you can attack both all you want, but they'll just be happy that they're getting attention.
Kim's new man Kanye West learned this when he mentioned the organization with this line in his song "Theraflu:" "Someone tell PETA my mink is draggin' on the floor." The animal rights group quickly issued this statement in response: "What's draggin' on the floor is Kanye's reputation as a man with no empathy for animals or human beings." PETA also poked fun at the "caveman costumes" he designed for his clothing line -- Yeezy might think he looks good in fur, but maybe he'd be better off if he cut products made from animals out of his poorly-reviewed line.
So would you side with the celebs or PETA in this fight, or do you believe that both groups are equally bad? Sound off in the comments!
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