Oscar winning actress Jennifer Lawrence blamed the deadly hurricanes on President Donald Trump and his views on global warming. The Hunger Games actress sparked wide outrage after claiming that both hurricanes Harvey and Irma are mother nature's rage and wrath thanks to President Trump and anyone who supports him. The 27-year-old actress made the comments while promoting "Mother" - her upcoming movie.
She said, "You know you're watching these hurricanes now, and it's really hard especially while promoting this movie, not to feel mother nature's rage and wrath." She also stated that it is scary to know that climate change is due mainly to human activity and negligence to address the issue. She continued that she thought it was sad that the only voice people have is in a voting booth.
Lawrence said that she has seen and heard things in the US that devastate and make her sick. After this interview was released there was a furious backlash with some Americans calling for a full on boycott of her upcoming film.
A Twitter user Tweeted this gem, "In matters of politics, science, morality, and religion I always turn to shallow, self absorbed movie stars for guidance...said no one ever!"
This isn't the first time that Lawrence lashed out at Donald Trump. In a 2015 interview with Entertainment Weekly she said that if he became the President of the United States, that it would ultimately be the end of the world. In 2016 she relayed a story where she hoped to find the president at a concert they were both attending so she could curse him out on camera. She continued the interview by noting that she genuinely believes that reality television has reached the prime place so that now things like Trump's election might just very well be for entertainment. There is no word whether or not her assistants reminded her that Ronald Reagan was also an actor.
After Donald Trump was elected she said in an essay words that sound like they are from a movie and the character could win an Oscar. "Do not let this defeat you — let this enrage you!” she wrote. “Let it motivate you! Let this be the fire you didn’t have before. If you are an immigrant, if you are a person of color, if you are LGBTQ+, if you are a woman — don’t be afraid, be loud!"
The hurricanes have devastated many parts of Texas and Florida. Irma has caused over 22 deaths after ploughing through the Caribbean islands. Harvey claimed a total of 66 deaths in its wake.