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!



Eeeerr... The squirrel wasn't even killed because of the movie. It was already dead. They just skinned it. And then someone probably ate it so it wasn't in vain. PETA is way out of line. Again. Maybe it's time for them to actually find some actual animal cruelty to stand against.


wow, how could anyone hurt a little squirrel. I would choice not to play in a movie than hurting a animal. Shows what kind of person you are and I would not want to know you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


One more thing, yes, it is cute to see a pig playing on a quiet farm, but what happens when the farms are overrun with homeless farm animals? How would we feed them all? What if we couldn't, and suddenly one day cows and pigs turned feral and started eating US for food?


The plight of animals??? I think they need to take a look at themselves before responding to something like this. Most animals have it better then we humans.


You know, I wrestle with this often, but let's face it, if you lived like those people in Winter's Bone, you would skin, and eat, whatever the heck you could catch. It isn't like their is a Whole Foods to buy whatever they wanted. Hunger Games, same thing, some berries, some roots, any animal would look darn tasty. And I could probably not in reality kill an animal myself, but how do you control animal population in cattle, sheep, pigs, chickens, etc. If all unfertile eggs aren't eaten, what do you do with them? How about deer, if you never hunt, how many deer/car collisions would there be a day? Yes, we are over fishing the seas, yes, there should be humane ways of doing meat processing, but come on, what are they here for? I would like a reasonable answer to a pretty reasonable question.


I love Jennifer Lawrence! It's about time PETA got a dose of their own medicine! How many times have they blasted a celeb for wearing fur or some other reason. PETA needs to just shut up b4 someone really makes them eat their own words!!!


gg jennifer peta sucks i have killed squirrels to they are very good to eat


My respect for PETA died after floor bombing my Kim Kardashian.


I have to give Peta this, they for once didn't go to the extreme when responding to a comment about them! But, peta still sucks.


I definitely agree with her..

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