'Hunger Games' News: PETA Slams Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson Praises Gary Ross

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Move over Kim Kardashian, PETA has selected their latest target: Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence. During Jen's interview with Rolling Stone the 21-year-old actress talked about when she tore apart a squirrel in Winter's Bone. "I should say it wasn't real, for PETA. But screw PETA," Lawrence said.

Naturally, PETA's president Ingrid Newkirk has issued a response to the Oscar nominated actress:

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.' We are told that this squirrel was hit by a car, but 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."
In other Hunger Games news: the other PETA, meaning Peeta, talked about Hunger Games director Gary Ross' involvement in Catching Fire.

Josh Hutcherson told The Hollywood Reporter:

I think Gary’s the man. Gary is in my mind is the only one that could ever direct the second one. That’s what I’m sticking to.
Celebuzz totally agrees! For more Hunger Games goodness, take a tour of the Capitol here.


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  • Dieta Puncte
    Dieta Puncte

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  • Sarah

    I'm all for animal rights, and most people I've met who volunteer for PETA are nice (but often uninformed) individuals who really care about animals. But Ingrid Newkirk is insane, and PETA is a sham of an organization. Their interactions with celebrities, whether it be in the form of slandering them for wearing fur (Kim K.) or posting naked pictures of them on posters for misguided and nonsensical campaigns ("I'd rather go naked than wear fur"), are wastes of time and money. If you want to support animal rights, donate to or volunteer at local shelters.

  • Jen

    I am so sick of PETA. They should get off the hi horse(lol) so the speak. I get it, hurting animals is wrong but the self condescending attitude is more wrong then what there trying to do. Not everybody believes what you believe and attacking them really doesn't make you point across. Its time for someone to take then down a peg

  • Marie

    well said, Jen! :-)

  • Taylor

    Ok, well, just saying, I personally think the initial purpose for most animals was 'nourishment' anyways. I mean, if not that, what else? Companionship, sometimes, yes. But I don't want a SQUIRREL as a companion! lol I just don't see how PETA can say 'eke out a humble existence in nature' when...what's the point of their existence if they cannot be intelligent beings to do good or bad in the world? I don't know...just a thought. Besides, anything anyone says these days is always taken WAY to seriously. Whatev, I love Jennifer, squirrel-skinner or not! lol

  • Courtney Puzzo
    Courtney Puzzo

    Kim things she's a huge star but she isn't so wearing fur is tasteless. as for what Jenlaw said I agree and sometime peta does go too far

  • Katie

    I kind of respect her for saying that. I agree with SOME of the things that PETA says. But they try so much to FORCE their opinions on others and I don't think that's right. Try and strive for animal rights, but when other people say their opinions, do not attack them for it. They have just as much right to say their opinion. Kim Kardashian has the right to not be too fussed to care about wearing some fur, the sameway that Jennifer Lawrence has the right to not think the same way as PETA, and PETA has to accept that. When you put your opinions out there, not everyone has to and will agree. Besides, I'm sure it was just a joke.