Jennifer Lawrence Trump FU

It was only a few months ago at the Golden Globes that actress Jennifer Lawrence essentially decided to embarrass E! Latin America’s Juan Pablo Fernández-Feo because stars can get away with being petulant jerks. That ordeal takes on a whole new dimension now that she used last Friday’s appearance on The Graham Norton Show in the U.K. to exclaim “F–k you!” to Republican presidential hopeful Donald “the immigration wall” Trump.

Here is what Ms. Lawrence said to prompt a U.K. audience to chortle and clap and howl in their seats like caffeinated prigs:

“I was at a concert that I heard he was attending. So I had my full security, I was like, ‘Find Donald Trump. I was adamant on finding him and making a video of me going, ‘Hey, Trump. F– you!’ I think he knew I was looking for him.”

This blog’s regulars know that I have not been a cheerleader for the New York billionaire’s campaign. I note that so skeptical readers will take me seriously when I say this: Wine-swilling elites who snobbishly talk politics and then bask in the applause of their shallow fans are exactly the kind of people who (understandably) fuel Mr. Trump’s campaign.  

Graham Norton

Brian Singer’s X-Men: Apocalypse comes out on May 27, and instead of promoting the film for as many people as possible, Ms. Lawrence decided to alienate millions of potential customers. If someone wasn’t already paying me to review the movie, then I would not see it based on her behavior.

Note: It takes a special kind of buffoonery to get me to feel that way about a collaborative project. Congrats, Jennifer. I suppose it helped that James McAvoy (aka, Professor X), was there and lapped it up with everyone else.

Johnny Depp Jennifer Lawrence

Question: If Donald Trump is a boor, then what does Ms. Lawrence’s weird desire to scream “F–k  you!” in an unprovoked ambush make her?

If Katniss Mystique-Everdeen is correct about Mr. Trump, then perhaps her behavior is an instance where like attracts like…

Jennifer Lawrence Golden Globes
You have to glance at your cell phone because English isn’t your native language? Let me embarrass you in front of an entire room of people who won’t call me to the (red) carpet for being a pompous jerk.
For those who want a window in Ms. Lawrence’s soul, I suggest checking out her Golden Globes antics from January and her recent appearance on The Graham Norton Show.

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About the Author Douglas Ernst

I'm a former Army guy who believes success comes through hard work, honesty, optimism, and perseverance. I believe seeing yourself as a victim creates a self-fulfilling prophecy. I believe in God. I'm a USC Trojan with an MA in Political Science from American University.

8 comments

  1. I came to the same conclusion before I even read your post. When I saw the headline, I was already preparing to comment that it’s smug liberal elitists who created the Trump monster in the first place. Trump supporters are frustrated with playing this game with the left. And while I’m no supporter of Trump, I can sympathize on some level. Liberal motives work more like a brushfire than like ‘progress’ now. As a brushfire that furiously burns a patch of grass for a moment before moving on to the next patch, leaving only ash and smoke in its wake, so goes the modern left. Does anyone remember the dire urgency to eradicate the Confederate flag? Or renaming the Redskins? It all seems like a distant memory now that the professional outrage mongers have moved on to vilifying anyone who disagrees about redefining society’s concept of the function of a bathroom. With every new cause, they alienate and frustrate more people. With every victory, they push the pendulum more to the left. Trump, or someone like him, was inevitable.

    And on a side note, doesn’t it feel ironic that the same actress who played a character in the Hunger Games who abhorred the snobby media from the Capitol is a willing participant in our real life counterpart? It’s like watching an alternate ending to the Hunger Games where Katniss moves to the Capitol after winning the games and had a televised chat with Ceasar Flickerman where she candidly tells him what she thinks about all of the rubes back in district 12.

    1. “And on a side note, doesn’t it feel ironic that the same actress who played a character in the Hunger Games who abhorred the snobby media from the Capitol is a willing participant in our real life counterpart?”

      We must have been reading each other’s mind on this issue, man. I was thinking the exact same thing. I wanted to add a line or two right around the time I referred to Katniss Mystique-Everdeen but then thought I’d be shoehorning too much into one post.

      Thanks for bringing that up. I totally agree.

  2. Lawrence is generating quite the backlash these days. You go on ANY X-Men related video on Youtube pertaining to the First Class trilogy and it’s always people venting about how tired they are of her and her attitude to the Mystique role, all while the producers pander to her preferences.

    I did see Apocalypse today Doug…won’t spoil much, but Jennifer made sure to let me know watching it she wasn’t the slightest bit interested in her part. No spark to it at all. Fassbender on the other hand was on fire throughout and gives the film a real spark. Looking forward to your review (or is that now a…reluctant review?)

    1. “Lawrence is generating quite the backlash these days. You go on ANY X-Men related video on Youtube pertaining to the First Class trilogy and it’s always people venting about how tired they are of her and her attitude to the Mystique role, all while the producers pander to her preferences.”

      It just looks like she’s channeling Katniss Everdeen to play Mystique. Maybe I’m wrong, but her part looks lame to me. It’s like, “I saw that speech…in ‘The Hunger Games.’ Next.”

      “I did see Apocalypse today Doug…won’t spoil much, but Jennifer made sure to let me know watching it she wasn’t the slightest bit interested in her part. No spark to it at all.”

      That’s what I thought when I watched the trailers.

      “Fassbender on the other hand was on fire throughout and gives the film a real spark. Looking forward to your review (or is that now a…reluctant review?)”

      I told my wife before Batman v Superman came out that I wish they would have cast him as Luthor — the real Luthor — and shaved his head. I don’t care if he’s Magneto. I think he would have nailed it.

      I do movie reviews for Conservative Book Club now, and X-Men: Apocalypse is on the list. I’ll definitely be reviewing it. I typically have to create two distinctly different reviews since they have the rights to whatever I produce. Heh. It forces me to look at the movie from different angles and I can say things here in a much more casual tone.

  3. I think Jennifer Lawrence is a case of too much too soon. She seems to have a serious lack of professionalism while in front of the media. Her act is no longer “real” and refreshing. She should take some lessons from her older and more accomplished contemporaries.

    1. “I think Jennifer Lawrence is a case of too much too soon. She seems to have a serious lack of professionalism while in front of the media. Her act is no longer ‘real’ and refreshing. She should take some lessons from her older and more accomplished contemporaries.”

      Whenever I see an actor get weirdly political I know they’re thinking about their shelf life. They’re not the fresh face and someone new will be taking their spot, so they think, “Maybe if I can show Hollywood power-brokers that I can be a spokesman for their worldview, then I’ll have more job security.”

  4. I know so many people that went from loving her to hating her after her behavior during this election. Most of them agreed that they’d never pay to see one of her movies again. People are tired of being preached at by overindulged, spoiled celebrities that work 3 to 6 mos. a year making millions. They rarely have to live with the consequences of the policies they push, going home to their gated mansions. Meanwhile the rest of America is working 2 and 3 jobs to put food on the table and keep the lights on. Their hubris makes them forget that like him or not, 61 million ticket buyers voted for Trump. The same people who support your lavish life styles and you just alienated all of them. I know these people are surrounded by people kissing their asses all day telling them how brilliant they are and that contributes towards their over inflated sense of self worth, but regular Americans are not impressed. You literally play pretend for a living. Some of you are really good at it, but that doesn’t give your political opinions any weight with voters. If they want to keep having the career they are so lucky to have, then they should learn to keep their opinions to themselves.

    1. “I know so many people that went from loving her to hating her after her behavior during this election. Most of them agreed that they’d never pay to see one of her movies again. People are tired of being preached at by overindulged, spoiled celebrities that work 3 to 6 mos. a year making millions.”

      Hollywood actors are great at alienating long-time fans. Like you said, they are in a bubble with people telling them how awesome they are on a constant basis. On some level I feel sorry for them because it must warp their minds, but on another it’s just common sense that people aren’t going to react well to a scolding by the likes of 26-year-old Jennifer Lawrence. Heh.

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