Jennifer Lawrence apologises for Hawaii sacred rocks story

Saturday 10 December 2016 10:19 GMT
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Jennifer Lawrence in trouble for telling story about rubbing her bum on sacred rocks in Hawaii

Jennifer Lawrence has apologised in the wake of the latest bout of internet outrage after her “butt-scratching” on sacred Hawaiian rocks story proved less amusing than she had hoped.

The actress could barely contain her laughter as she recalled the incident, which happened during filming for The Hunger Games, while appearing on The Graham Norton Show.

“They were sacred and you’re not supposed to sit on them because you’re not supposed to expose your genitalia to them. […] but they were so good for butt-itching,“ she said. "One rock that I was butt-scratching on ended up coming loose. It was a giant boulder and it rolled down this mountain and almost killed our sound guy.

“And his whole station got destroyed, it was a huge dramatic deal and all the Hawaiians were like 'Oh my god, it's the curse.'"

Lawrence does not have public social media accounts which she runs and made a rare appearance on Facebook to issue an apology after being accused of being culturally insensitive.

“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 apologise if I offended anyone.”

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