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Jennifer Lawrence can scratch one apology off her list.
“The Hunger Games” star took to Facebook on Friday to address the uproar she created last week, after telling a story about nearly killing a crew member while scratching her butt on sacred rocks in Hawaii.
In a message that began “From Jen, to the internet,” Lawrence wrote, “I meant absolutely no disrespect to the Hawaiian people.”
“I really thought that I was being self-deprecating about the fact that I was ‘the curse,’ but I understand the way it was perceived was not funny and I apologize if I offended anyone,” Lawrence concluded.
The actress told the story during an appearance on “The Graham Norton Show” last week, recalling how, while filming “The Hunger Games,” she discovered that a set of “sacred rocks” at the location were ideal for relieving itches.
Unfortunately, one day, Lawrence took things an itch too far, and the rock she was scratching against “ended up coming loose.”
“It was a giant boulder, and it rolled down this mountain and almost killed our sound guy. His whole station got destroyed,”‘ Lawrence recalled.
Sadly for Lawrence, the story was greeted by social-media outrage this week.
“It doesn’t get more white and evil than Jennifer Lawrence. like. she really thought this was funny…. ,” one J-Law detractor commented Wednesday, along with a clip of the “Graham Norton Show” appearance.
“What quirky racist adventure will Jennifer Lawrence go on next?” another asked.
“She rubbed her butt on a monument ppl used to spiritually represent their ancestors n she thought it was cute,” another critic hissed.
“‘Hey Hawaiians, I scratched my ass with your sacred stones, broke one, almost killed a man, and [laughed] at your spirituality.’ — Jennifer Lawrence,” another sneered.
Hopefully Lawrence will get a hearty “mahalo” from her critics after making the apology.