Jennifer Lawrence Apologizes Over Her Hawaii Story

Tale of 'sacred' rock was meant to be self-deprecating, she explains
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 11, 2016 1:31 PM CST
Jennifer Lawrence poses for photographers during the photo call of the movie "Passengers" in Paris on Nov. 29, 2016.   (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

(Newser) – Jennifer Lawrence is apologizing for a story about Hawaii that caused her much grief on social media. In making the rounds for new movie Passenger, Lawrence told an interviewer about how when she was filming Hunger Games in Hawaii, she accidentally sent a "sacred" rock tumbling down a mountain because she was scratching her butt against it. After critics accused her of insensitivity, Lawrence explained on Facebook that the story was about making herself look stupid and nothing else, reports Entertainment Weekly.

“I meant absolutely no disrespect to the Hawaiian people,” she wrote. “I really thought that I was being self-deprecating about the fact that I was ‘the curse,’ but I understand the way it was perceived was not funny, and I apologize if I offended anyone.” (In 2015, Lawrence recounted these most embarrassing moments.)

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