WASHINGTON (WUSA) - QUESTION:
Did Jennifer Lawrence say Irma and Harvey was Nature's wrath against Trump fans?
No, her words were taken out of context by slanted news outlets.
Channel 4 News Interview (United Kingdom)
Jennifer Lawrence Facebook Post
Slanted news outlets had a field day when Jennifer Lawrence, during an interview with U.K. Channel 4 News about her upcoming movie "Mother!" went off topic about gender wage gap, climate change and President Trump.
The interview, with reporter Jackie Long, took a tangled twist about eleven minutes into the one-on-one:
Jackie Long: When director was asked about the film, why it was so dark, he said, 'it's a mad time to be alive.' And there's certainly an end of days feeling about it. For many people in America who would say, perhaps it's truer there than anywhere else.What are your thoughts about the changes that are happening in your own country the last year or so?
Jennifer Lawrence: It's scary, um ya know, it's this new language that's forming. I don't even recognize it. It's also scary to know, it's been proven through science that climate change is due to human activity and we continue to ignore it and the only voice that we really have is through voting.
Jackie: And you have voted--
Jennifer: And we voted and it was really startling, you know you're watching these hurricanes now and it's hard especially now when promoting this movie not to feel Mother Nature's rage, wrath.
Jackie: And it's not just about climate change that was in America, it seems to be a time of huge division.
Jennifer: Ya, it's really polarizing and upsetting. You know I've heard things and seen things in my own country that devastate me and make me sick and it's just really confusing.
After the interview broadcasted, a number of news outlets with the words "conservative" and "democrat" in their name, attacked Jennifer Lawrence claiming she pinned the hurricanes on some sort of nature karma against Trump voters.
Lawrence posted on Facebook four days later claiming that just isn't the case.
"My remarks were taken grossly out of context, Lawrence wrote September 10. "Obviously I never claimed that President Trump was responsible for these tragic hurricanes. That is a silly and preposterous headline that is unfortunate, because it detracts from the millions of lives that are being impacted by these devastating storms and the recent earthquake."
We can Verify her words were spliced, diced and parceled, and Lawrence never claims the hurricanes were righteous justice against Trump supporters.
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