Star slammed for Trump jab over hurricanes

Publish Date
Saturday, 9 September 2017, 10:36AM

Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence has been slammed on social media after suggesting the recent hurricanes are a punishment for America electing Donald Trump.

Lawrence appeared on the UK's Channel 4 to promote her movie Mother!, but the topic soon turned to Trump - as it so often does these days.

In response to the interviewer saying there was an "end-of-days feeling" across the world - and especially the US - Lawrence said: "It's scary".

"You know, it's this new language that's forming. I don't even recognise it. It's also scary to know that climate change is due to human activity, and we continue to ignore it, and the only voice that we really have is through voting."

When the interviewer noted that "you have voted very recently, as a country", Lawrence said "it was really startling" that Trump was elected.

She then added: "You know, 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.

"You know, I've heard things and seen things on TV in my own country that devastate me and make me sick, and it's just really confusing."

Social media users were quick to slam Lawrence over the comments, saying it was wrong to suggest the victims of these natural disasters brought it on themselves.