‘PRE­POS­TER­OUS’

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Jen­nifer Lawrence has blasted “pre­pos­ter­ous” re­ports sug­gest­ing she was hold­ing U.S. Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump re­spon­si­ble for the hur­ri­canes which have bat­tered Amer­ica and the Caribbean.

The star hit head­lines last week af­ter sharing her views on cli­mate change and the state of U.S. pol­i­tics in an in­ter­view with Bri­tain’s Chan­nel 4 News to pro­mote her new thriller mother!.

Dur­ing the chat, Jen­nifer, who has been an out­spo­ken critic of Trump, ex­pressed her dis­ap­point­ment at the lack of con­cern Repub­li­can politi­cians ap­pear to have for the hu­man im­pact on global warm­ing, ad­mit­ting it’s “scary” leg­is­la­tors “con­tinue to ig­nore it.”

“You’re watch­ing th­ese hur­ri­canes now, and it’s hard not to feel Mother Na­ture’s wrath...,” she con­tin­ued. “I’ve heard things and seen things in my coun­try that dev­as­tate me and make me sick. It’s just re­ally con­fus­ing.”

A num­ber of con­ser­va­tive blogs and news out­lets picked up the Os­car win­ner’s com­ments, and mis­quoted her, with mul­ti­ple re­ports al­leg­ing she had di­rectly blamed Trump for caus­ing hur­ri­canes like Har­vey and Irma.

Now Lawrence has reached out to fans on­line to clar­ify the con­tro­versy.

“My re­marks were taken grossly out of con­text,” she wrote in a post on Face­book. “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 (in Mex­ico).”

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