Jennifer Lawrence Chided for Telling 'Whitest Story Ever'

She seems to think it's funny, not so much everyone who watched her tell it
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 9, 2016 10:21 AM CST

Jennifer Lawrence is often applauded for her funny, down-to-earth stories, but the one she told on the BBC's Graham Norton Show over the weekend fell flat, the Guardian reports. Norton asked Lawrence about an incident that occurred while she was filming The Hunger Games: Catching Fire in Hawaii in 2012 (Lawrence had told the story once already, years ago). They were filming at an area containing rocks believed to be sacred—"I dunno, they were ancestors, who knows," Lawrence said. "You're not supposed to sit on them because you're not supposed to expose your genitals to them." But to say Lawrence didn't take that idea seriously would be an understatement.

"Oh my god, they were so good for butt itching," she continued, acting out the movement in her chair. One of the rocks she was using for "butt-scratchin'" came loose, she said while laughing uproariously, rolling down the mountain and "almost kill[ing] our sound guy," and "all the Hawaiians were like, 'Oh my god, it's the curse!' And I'm in the corner going, 'I'm your curse. I wedged it loose with my ass.'" The clip started getting a lot of criticism this week, the Guardian notes, with one tweet calling it "the whitest story ever told" having been liked nearly 3,000 times and retweeted nearly 1,500 times so far. Reads another critical tweet: "Jennifer Lawrence: 'i literally wiped my ass with sacred symbols of Hawaii' Everyone: 'so quirky. So relatable.'" (More Jennifer Lawrence stories.)

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