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Jennifer Lawrence Says "Screw PETA!"

Posted Tuesday April 10, 2012 9:43 PM GMT

Controversy between celebrities and the animal rights organization PETA is not uncommon and now Jennifer Lawrence is the latest star to be added to the list.

Just after the latest Kim Kardashian flour bombing scandal, PETA is now firing back at "The Hunger Games" starlet for her comments in a recent interview with Rolling Stones magazine.

When the 21 year-old actress was asked about a previous squirrel-skinning scene from her 2010 film, "Winter's Bone," she replied by saying, "I should say it wasn't real, for PETA, but screw PETA."

Of course, once PETA got wind of Lawrence's remarks, they had their own opinion to add.

The organization's president, Ingrid Newkirk, spoke with Gothamist on Tuesday morning (April 10), explaining, "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,'" adding, "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."

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