Jennifer Lawrence Slammed By PETA For Squirrel Skinning (and Saying "Screw PETA")

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Jennifer Lawrence is the latest celebrity to come under fire from PETA after she recalled in Rolling Stone how she skinned a squirrel in the movie Winter's Bone.

The Hunger Games star is receiving serious backlash from the organization after revealing that the scene wasn't fake and that she actually did skin a squirrel.

"I should say it wasn't real, for PETA," she confessed. "But screw PETA."

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The Oscar nominee's comment was likely not meant to show any disrespect, but PETA is fighting back. Says the the organization's president, Ingrid Newkirk:

"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.'" 

"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."

"When people kill animals, it is the animals who are 'screwed,' not PETA."

Lawrence, who will next appear in The House at the End of the Street, has yet to comment on PETA's response to her confession of harming an animal.

The big winner in all of this? Khloe Kardashian. PETA has a new target!



come on PETA! you are too over. I totally agree with Jenn.


you have to kill animals its the way of life.if you dont what are you going to eat


wow seriously can we say isssues!!!!! i like animals but it was a sqirrellll get over it Peta!!!!! I agree with Jennifer Lawrence


i just watched this exclusive interview on Out There with Jennifer Lawrence, She's so pretty !! and i love how in the interview she explains how she felt about playing Katniss, and how people would react to her playing the role;


Besides everything, they were already dead in the scene. So, she wasn't skinning a live squirrel or anything. The most PETA could have yelled at her for was not caring about skinning something.


I'm going to end the debate right now. I'm all for the ethical treatment of animals but PETA is a crap organization. anyone who has seen Penn and teller knows that. who cares if Jennifer skinned one measly squirrel it wouldn't be the first time something like that has happened for a movie. PETA really needs to get over themselves. I'm with Jen on this one "screw PETA"


Skinning an animal for the sake of pop culture entertainment is deranged regardless of your stance on animal rights. End of story.


We had to skin some small rodents for biology class... I better not say which high school in case PETA attacks them! Oh wait, no celebrities were around, so no worries about PETA being interested.


Jennifer Lawrence is a great actress! PETA..Porno as one person said, over Enthusiastic, Too nosey, and an Asshole organization!


LOL SICK AMERICANS humans are the only animal on the planet that kill for pleasure and sport. this is just another example of what a pathetic species we are

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