The ever-relatable girl next door Jennifer Lawrence, who is just like you if you were better-looking and had more money and were mates with Chris Pratt, has apologised to the state of Hawaii after damaging a sacred cultural site.
Last week, Lawrence appeared on an episode of The Graham Norton Show, where she shared an anecdote about her time shooting a Hunger Games film in the state, when she used some sacred rocks as a butt-scratching post.
The star frequently used the rocks to scratch the itch under her wetsuit, even though it’s against local custom to sit on them, and she said that at one point, she was so vigorous that a rock actually came loose.
“And all the Hawaiians were like: ‘Oh my god, it’s the curse!’” she said, referring to a local tradition that it’s bad luck to remove rocks from such areas. “And I’m in the corner going, I’m your curse. I wedged it loose with my ass.”
The clip, featuring a visibly uncomfortable Chris Pratt, has been viewed more than two million times, and Lawrence has since caught a good deal of criticism for disrespecting Hawaiian culture and damaging a sacred site.
A few hours ago, the actress took to her personal Facebook page to apologise, saying:
From Jen, to the internet:
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.
Source: New York Times.
Photo: Karwai Tang / Getty.