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Jennifer Lawrence Apologizes Over Sacred Rock Story Controversy | The Huffington Post EDITION US عربي (Arabi) Australia Brasil Canada Deutschland España France Ελλάδα (Greece) India Italia 日本 (Japan) 한국 (Korea) Maghreb México Québec (En Francais) South Africa United Kingdom United States NEWS Highline Science Education Weird News Business TestKitchen Tech College Media POLITICS Pollster Heroin Epidemic Donald Trump Racial Inequality US Senate Election Results HuffPost Hill Police Brutality Hate Crimes Supreme Court Congress So That Happened ENTERTAINMENT Entertainment Comedy Celebrity TV Arts + Culture Backspace Movies LIFESTYLE Healthy Living Travel Style Taste Home Relationships Sleep IMPACT Reclaim Project Zero HuffPost RYOT Good News VOICES Black Voices Latino Voices Women Fifty Queer Voices Parents VIDEO ALL SECTIONS Arts + Culture Black Voices Books Business Candidate Confessional Celebrity College Comedy Crime Divorce Dolce Vita Eat the Press Education Election Results Entertainment Fifty Good News Green Healthy Living Highline Home Horoscopes HuffPost Data HuffPost Hill Impact Latino Voices Media Newsletters Outspeak Parents Politics Pollster Queer Voices Religion Science Small Business So That Happened Sports Style Taste Tech Teen TestKitchen Travel TV Weddings Weird News Women FEATURED OWN Paving the Way The Power Of Humanity Retire Well Sleep + Wellness What's Working: Purpose + Profit WorldPost ENTERTAINMENT 12/08/2016 03:08 pm ET | Updated Dec 09, 2016 Jennifer Lawrence Apologizes Over Sacred Rock Story Controversy The actress recently retold a story about filming "The Hunger Games" that many found culturally insensitive. By Carly Ledbetter 2.6k 150 UPDATE, Dec. 9: Jennifer Lawrence apologized on Friday via a post on her Facebook page: PREVIOUSLY:  Jennifer Lawrence recently appeared on “The Graham Norton Show” and retold a story about filming “The Hunger Games” in Hawaii that was not only tone-deaf, but culturally insensitive, according to many speaking out on social media.  The actress said that she sat on culturally sacred rocks after the crew warned her not to, as “you’re not supposed to expose your genitalia to them.” JLaw did not listen to their orders and explained how she rubbed her butt on them to relieve an itch, pulling one of the rocks loose, which almost killed a sound person when it rolled down the mountain.  “It was a huge dramatic deal,” Lawrence said.  “And all the Hawaiians were like, ‘Oh my God, it’s the curse!’ And I’m in the corner, going, ‘I’m your curse. I wedged it loose with my ass.’”  Many outlets that reported on the appearance, HuffPost included , overlooked that her behavior, or at least her description of it, seemed insensitive to local customs. As BuzzFeed pointed out , “In ancient Hawaii people believed certain stones were sacred for many reasons and often served as a physical reminders of the spiritual world.” Though Lawrence has told this story before in 2013 ― and admitted she didn’t know the rocks were sacred when she sat on them ― she could’ve used her platform on Norton’s show to apologize for her mistake rather than joke about the story.   Jennifer Lawrence first mentioned the Sacred Rocks story from Hawaii in 2013 & for the record She just found out it was sacred afterwards pic.twitter.com/9e9s7Zg1NI — Passengers_NitroJEN (@Nitro_Jen1990) December 8, 2016 Naturally, social media quickly welcomed people to the “Jennifer Lawrence is canceled” party and pointed out all the ways that the actress, and her blasé attitude, were extraordinarily disrespectful to the people of Hawaii.   "Hey Hawaiians, I scratched my ass with your sacred stones, broke one, almost killed a man, and 😂 at your spirituality."-Jennifer Lawrence https://t.co/1ihjGuddVy — LEFT✍🏾 (@LeftSentThis) December 7, 2016 it doesn't get more white and evil than Jennifer Lawrence. like. she really thought this was funny.... pic.twitter.com/mKL8WGBk3l — Richey Collazo 🇵🇷 (@RicheyCollazo) December 7, 2016 what quirky racist adventure will Jennifer Lawrence go on next? — JuanPa (@jpbrammer) December 8, 2016 She rubbed her butt on a monument ppl used to spiritually represent their ancestors n she thought it was cute https://t.co/viCdjKvaD1 — Bolu Babalola (@BeeBabs) December 7, 2016 Please get everyone to rt this to get Jennifer Lawrence to apologize to the Hawaiian people. This is NOT okay. ++ pic.twitter.com/kjicMX65B6 — aurora🌴 (@AlohaFromAurora) December 8, 2016 Others called out Chris Pratt for not saying anything while Lawrence was telling her story:  “Blech. Jennifer Lawrence should apologize and needs to never repeat this story ever again,” author and educator  Hind Makki wrote in a Facebook post. “And while I appreciate Chris Pratt being unamused by her racism, he also remained silent. You can’t be a White Ally with your face, friends. She’s his coworker and seems to be friendly with him. All he had to do was say, ‘dude, not cool. This is pretty disrespectful.’” can u not call chris pratt "