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.
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.
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…
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.