Jennifer Lawrence is clearing the air about comments she made about the hurricanes that have wrought havoc in recent days.
“Hunger Games” star Lawrence took to Facebook on Sunday to clarify her comments, saying they were taken “grossly out of context.”
The actress was also adamant that she didn’t blame President Trump for the storms.
“My remarks were taken grossly out of context. Obviously I never claimed that President Trump was responsible for these tragic hurricanes,” Lawrence wrote. “That is a silly and preposterous headline that is unfortunate, because it detracts from the millions of lives that are being impacted by these devastating storms and the recent earthquake.”
Lawrence continued, “What is really important is focusing on the ways we can help. My heart is with everyone affected and the brave first responders who are working to keep us all safe.”
The actress went on to urge her fans to donate to the United Way of Houston, Save the Children and Americares.
Lawrence generated headlines last week for an interview with British Network Channel 4 for seeming to suggest that Mother Nature is punishing the United States with Hurricanes Harvey and Irma because of electing Donald Trump to office and his stance on man-made climate change.
“You know, it’s this new language that’s forming. I don’t even recognize 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,” Lawrence, who is promoting her new movie “mother!”, said.
Lawrence continued to say that “it was really startling” to see Trump in the presidency.
“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,” she said. “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.”
She agreed that the rhetoric in the U.S. right now is “polarizing and upsetting. She doesn’t however, find Trump confusing. She said, “I think I know exactly what he is.”