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Jennifer Lawrence Admits She Skinned a Live Squirrel: Rad or Bad?

Living 2012/04/11 18:00:00
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Jennifer Lawrence must have a thing for squirrels ... and no, we're not talking about "The Hunger Games." The actress recently admitted to Rolling Stone that she skinned a live squirrel as part of her Oscar-nominated role in "Winter's Bone." Jennifer Lawrence said, "I should say it wasn't real, for PETA. But screw PETA." Whoa. Them be some fighting words.



PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) has now responded to her remarks, with President Ingrid Newkirk telling Gothamist: "She's young and the plight of animals somehow hasn't yet touched her heart. As Henry David Thoreau said, 'The squirrel you kill in jest, dies in earnest.'

"When people kill animals, it is the animals who are 'screwed', not PETA, and one day I hope she will try to make up for any pain she might cause any animal who did nothing but try to eke out a humble existence in nature." So ... whose side are you on? PETA's? Or do you think J-Law was just getting into character when she skinned a squirrel?
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  • Freeranger 2012/04/11 20:39:15
    Rad
    Freeranger
    +16
    I think you need to go back and do a re-write, because as written, it would seem that she was skinning it while it was still alive. Poor word usage. Obviously, it had been a live squirrel, but she skinned it after it was dead-----no big deal.
    And HELL YEAH!!! I'd flip off PETA too. I like this girl already.

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  • Mocha_Cupcake 2012/04/12 20:12:01 (edited)
    Rad
    Mocha_Cupcake
    +2
    OK

    1. i doubt the squirel was alive
    2. as long as it wasnt wasted im fine with it
    3. the fact that it was for TV was stupid. they could have used a fake squirel
  • MOMMA THOMAS 2012/04/12 19:37:21
    Bad
    MOMMA THOMAS
    +2
    NASTY, HEARTLESS, DUMB...
  • Piper 2012/04/12 18:54:14
    Bad
    Piper
    +2
    I think it wrong to harm or kill or an animal for a TV show or movie. I see skinning a dead animal as neither rad or bad.
  • Kaimeso 2012/04/12 17:43:24
    Rad
    Kaimeso
    +4
    Besides the squirrel was dead part, attempting to skin a LIVE squirrel will get you some real nasty bites, clawing, and general overall pain. As for the squirrels, they nothing but a furry tailed rats, but can be tasty when young.
  • SoD Kaimeso 2012/05/21 16:54:42 (edited)
    SoD
    I think rabbits are better because they live primarily on clover and other greens as opposed to seeds.
  • Kaimeso SoD 2012/05/21 22:52:08
    Kaimeso
    My father and brother raised rabbits when I was very young, it was on the table several times each week.
  • Wayne 2012/04/12 17:27:55 (edited)
    Rad
    Wayne
    +2
    You go, girl! Squirrels suck. All they do is go through my trash and nibble on things. Well, I mean skinning anything alive is wrong, but as long as it's dead I don't mind.
  • Jimbo 2012/04/12 16:54:42
    Rad
    Jimbo
    +2
    I just watched it and the squirrel is not alive. It is a real squirrel but now a live squirrel.
  • firelooker 2012/04/12 16:36:34
    Rad
    firelooker
    +4
    PETA People Eating Tasty Animals. What's the big deal as long as the squirrel meat went into somebodies pot.
  • Sarah TH Marshall Switcher 2012/04/12 16:35:13
    Rad
    Sarah TH Marshall Switcher
    +3
    I doubt very much that you'd be able to skin a live squirrel...
  • Craig Wilson 2012/04/12 16:28:36
    Rad
    Craig Wilson
    +4
    Most people eat burgers, fish, chicken etc. It is ok to kill what you eat. But not just for fun or sport
  • Einstein's Firecracker 2012/04/12 16:23:28
    Rad
    Einstein's Firecracker
    +1
    Ofcourse, you have to skin them. You can't cook them with the fur on. That would be discusting!
  • VegoBabe 2012/04/12 16:09:41
    Bad
    VegoBabe
    +1
    I don't support PETA. And I do love Jennifer. Though personally I think skinning any animal, dead or alive is wrong. I highly doubt that they killed the squirrel for this specific purpose.... Not sure what to think. But how is what she did any worse than what most other people do? Like eat meat for instance? Or own leather? Or fur?
  • Brian M VegoBabe 2012/04/12 17:13:04 (edited)
    Brian M
    Ok, dearie. Exactly WHY is it wrong? No, and your answer cannot include accounts of how it makes your nipples tingle or anything stupid. Explain WHAT makes it wrong. Otherwise you're just another dumb woman who belongs in the cave instead of out hunting.
  • MissJo Brian M 2012/04/12 21:27:13
    MissJo
    Wow, that's awfully sexist of you.
  • Brian M MissJo 2012/04/13 00:24:39
    Brian M
    Your nipples tingling too? Maybe you need to go nurse the world. Go lobby for some laws turning all of into wetnurses.
  • MissJo Brian M 2012/04/13 03:15:12
    MissJo
    Maybe you need to learn some respect and how not to speak to someone like a vulgar neanderthal.
  • VegoBabe Brian M 2012/04/13 13:40:43 (edited)
    VegoBabe
    +1
    What the f*ck is that supposed to mean? It's wrong because who decided that humans have every right to kill animals for their own selfish purposes? What makes humans superior? Nothing! that's why!
  • Brian M VegoBabe 2012/04/13 14:40:17
    Brian M
    I have a right because I can make a knife, a trap, and can successfully hunt the things. And what the hell other purpose would I do it for? Every act a person does is on behalf of the self. Even so-called selfless acts are done for self satisfaction.

    I have a knife, and I can kill. That's what makes me superior.
  • SoD VegoBabe 2012/05/21 16:13:55
    SoD
    "What makes humans superior?"

    Opposable thumbs, tools, architecture, mathematics, natural sciences, physics, philosophy, art, etcetera.
  • VegoBabe SoD 2012/06/02 12:21:42
    VegoBabe
    So you do not think that animals are more superior for being able to survive without those things? Besides, some animals use objects like tools, and wouldn't a nest be a form of architecture?
  • SoD VegoBabe 2012/06/02 16:37:26
    SoD
    "So you do not think that animals are more superior for being able to survive without those things?"

    No more than an amoeba is superior.

    "Besides, some animals use objects like tools, and wouldn't a nest be a form of architecture?"

    No, you fool.
  • S123 VegoBabe 2012/04/12 17:21:24
    S123
    Why do you doubt that it was killed for that purpose?
  • VegoBabe S123 2012/04/13 13:43:21
    VegoBabe
    Don't know.
  • prosperhappily 2012/04/12 16:04:28
    Bad
    prosperhappily
    +4
    I don't care if she skinned a dead squirrel. But, a live one? Yeah, that's cruel and unusual punishment. You should never skin something alive.
  • Miss_Boss21 2012/04/12 15:48:11
    Bad
    Miss_Boss21
    Noo she didntt ...where did yall get this from
  • kobidobidog 2012/04/12 15:42:42
    Bad
    kobidobidog
    Tender mercies being cruel. She needs to repent of doing that.
  • ♥ Jess Or Jessie ♥ 2012/04/12 15:40:42
    Rad
    ♥ Jess Or Jessie ♥
    +1
    Survival People SURVIVAL ! Plus This Adds To The Movie Hunger Games I Read The Book And They Did Stuff Like That In The Book..
  • P. Sturm 2012/04/12 15:39:38
    Rad
    P. Sturm
    +1
    Now I won't have to endure another "Alvin" movie campaign.
  • Anonymouse ~superdoge~ 2012/04/12 15:25:56
    Bad
    Anonymouse ~superdoge~
    +4
    That's horrible and sadistic.
  • Heptarch 2012/04/12 15:15:24
    Rad
    Heptarch
    +3
    The squirrel was already dead. It was roadkill. They didn't kill it for the express purpose of Ms. Lawrence skinning it. PETA should stick to defending against domestic animal abuse. That's where they do the most good without sounding like a bunch of cranks.
  • kobidob... Heptarch 2012/04/12 15:47:27
    kobidobidog
    OHhhhh,.. they did not explain that in the question. PETA is an altering machine that does not repent hating those that are different like zoosexuals.
  • The Pot... Heptarch 2012/04/12 15:47:37
    The Potato Princess
    +1
    It says it was a live squirrel...
  • Heptarch The Pot... 2012/04/12 16:26:25
    Heptarch
    +1
    That's because the original poster either worded their post wrong or willfully misrepresented what really happened.
  • The Pot... Heptarch 2012/04/12 20:50:42
    The Potato Princess
    Ah, okay...
  • Just MEH....Piwan 2012/04/12 15:09:25
    Bad
    Just MEH....Piwan
    +1
    Someone should skin her alive and the makers of the movie, looks like we got a Sarah Palin wannabe!
  • Knot_Rich 2012/04/12 15:00:56
    Rad
    Knot_Rich
    +4
    If she would have actually skinned a "live' squirrel, that would have been quite sick. But, skinning an animal harvested for food is normal. You eat chicken, beef, fish? They didn't grow that way at the super market you know. Squirrel really isn't bad, as rabbit, pheasant, or deer.
    Also consider, to many, and I mean many, squirrels are not these cute little things simply trying to "eke out a humble existence in nature." but are little more than tree rats, highly destructive pests. Shave off that fuzzy tail and think about what one look like.
    Screw PETA, those people need to get a life in the real world. Humans are carniverous, we evolved this way, it's why we're at the top of the food chain, get used to it.
  • cb Knot_Rich 2012/04/12 15:43:35
    cb
    +2
    Amen!!!!
  • John "By God" American 2012/04/12 15:00:39
    Bad
    John "By God" American
    +2
    What a psycho...
  • Dave0626 2012/04/12 14:46:19
    Bad
    Dave0626
    +7
    Doubt she skinned a 'live' squirrel. But do think she is trying to extend her '15 min.' of fame. .......

    doubt skinned live squirrel extend 15 min fame

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