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Hunger Games’ Jennifer Lawrence No Fan Of PETA


While some starlets are quick to jump on the animal rights bandwagon, Hunger Games’ lead actress, Jennifer Lawrence, isn’t buying into the hype.

If you haven’t heard of the Hunger Games trilogy, I encourage you to get out from under the rock you’ve been hiding. The first book in the series, written by Suzanne Collins, was recently turned into a box office hit -- scoring the third-highest opening weekend ever with $152.5 million, following hits like Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and The Dark Knight. So, what does this have to do with the cattle business? Well, for once, a Hollywood starlet is on our side, and she has the potential to be a huge influencer in the years to come.

Blonde, beautiful and talented, actress Jennifer Lawrence plays Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games, and her time in the spotlight promoting the movie has unveiled some of her personal beliefs.

According to The Blaze, “Lawrence is grabbing headlines yet again, but this time not for her acting, but for her comments about People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). In short, Lawrence doesn’t seem to be a big fan. In a recent interview in Rolling Stone, she summed up her thoughts in two words: ‘Screw PETA.’

“Lawrence got candid when talking about a scene in the movie where she is seen skinning a squirrel. ‘I should say it wasn’t real, for PETA. But screw PETA,’ she told the magazine.

“The young actress told Rolling Stone that once she’s done with her next movie, she’s ‘thinking about buying a house. And a big dog. And a shotgun.’”

To read more of Lawrence’s interview, click here.

Lawrence showed true grit in her role as Katniss, and she certainly isn’t shying away from sharing her beliefs with the media, too. While she could use a little polish -- telling PETA to take a hike probably isn’t the best method -- she is certainly relatable to everyday Americans who both respect and consume animals in their everyday lives. While Hollywood stars are unpredictable at best, I have a feeling Lawrence is a down-to-earth individual who may finally knock some common sense back into Los Angeles.

Did you read the Hunger Games series? Did you catch the movie? What did you think of Lawrence in the role? Do you think Hollywood starlets are influencers in today’s society? How can the beef community take advantage of these influencers?

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Discuss this Blog Entry 5

delos.thompson (not verified)
on Apr 19, 2012

Glad she has the common sense to know what is good for all.

on Apr 19, 2012

I read the first book and really enjoyed it. It's nice to see they cast Katniss true to character. In the book, Katniss is a very good hunter and gatherer. I was happy to see no liberal PETA agenda in the book.

KIM (not verified)
on Apr 19, 2012

My favorite meat eating celebrity is Larry the Cable Guy

happy trails (not verified)
on Apr 19, 2012

Nice Article Good and way to go Jennifer!!
Here is another great we should all support.

Dustin Cox (not verified)
on Apr 24, 2012

Ready it now and how the Beef and Crackers keep her alive til she can hunt. Also way to go to Suzanne Collins for writing the book.
Also the Bundy ranch is worth looking into.

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