Jeff Pearlman

  • Twitter Icon
  • Twitter Icon
  • Twitter Icon

Jennifer Lawrence and hurricanes

Screen Shot 2017-09-08 at 3.07.48 PM

So earlier today Jennifer Lawrence, the Academy Award-winning actress, suggested in an interview that there was a relation between the massive hurricanes of late and Donald Trump’s presidency. Actually, that’s not really what she said. ‘You know,” she told a reporter, “you’re watching these hurricanes now, and it’s really hard especially while promoting this movie, not to feel mother nature’s rage and wrath.”

Anyhow, this set off Trump’s army of lemming backers, who exist on Twitter with their little frog and American flag icons strictly to protect their grand leader.

They will protest Jennifer Lawrence’s films!

They will bash her on social media!

They will stand up to the Hollywood elite!

They will …

Eh, yeah.

So here’s the thing: If you read the coverage of this, it’s all (on the right) about Lawrence connecting the hurricanes to Trump. When you see the clip, however, what she’s clearly saying is that our refusal to address climate change (including the election of a science denier) is resulting in the wrath of weather. Which is 100-percent true.

But these fools and idiots—their master says climate change doesn’t exist, and therefore it doesn’t exist. Even as the waters rise, even as the glaciers melt, even as our population rises and our food sources dwindle, even as drought attacks the planet.

It doesn’t exist.

Master tells us so.

  • Ray Anselmo

    And even if she’d actually said what they act like she did, how would it be any different from when Pat and Jerry Jr. and their ilk used to blame natural disasters on Obama/the gays/feminism/their atavistic hobbyhorse of the moment?

    If ya can’t take it, don’t dish it out, fragile flowers.

Showtime Book
Love Me, Hate Me Barry Bonds Book
Sweetness Walter Peyton Book
The Bad Guys Won Book
The Rocket that Fell to Earth Book
Boys Will Be Boys Book

Once again, Jeff Pearlman has produced an exhaustively researched, elegantly written book that re-creates one of the most colorful and memorable teams of the modern era. No basketball fan's bookshelf will be complete without it.

— Seth Davis, author of Wooden: A Coach's Life