Jennifer Lawrence’s Intolerance Hurts the Country. Here’s Why

Jennifer Lawrence’s Intolerance Hurts the Country. Here’s Why.

First, here’s Benjamin VanHoose on what Lawrence said:

Politics keep Jennifer Lawrence up at night.

The Oscar winner discussed her political views and activism in a new cover story for Vogue’s October issue. While explaining how the 2016 election caused tension among her Kentucky family, Lawrence, 32, also told the magazine she’s had recurring nightmares about controversial Fox News personality Tucker Carlson.

Now Christian Toto on why her intolerance hurts the country:

Tucker Carlson is having a hearty laugh over Jennifer Lawrence’s confession she has nightmares about the Fox News host. …

It’s no laughing matter for the rest of us. We’re living it, day by day, fractured friendship after fractured friendship. The country is splintering from tribalism run amok, fed by a corrupt press and hyperbolic pols on both sides of the aisle.

Our president, a leader who vowed to unify the country, just unofficially declared war on half the nation before bumbling through a series of walk backs.

Late-night television is so divisive it abandons jokes to score partisan uppercuts.

Enter Jennifer Lawrence, who just made everything worse. The “Hunger Games” star’s new Vogue interview, which got picked up by every media outlet imaginable, finds her dumping gasoline on the culture war fires.

She said the recent overturning of Roe v. Wade, plus a certain Fox News superstar, has her at war with her own family.

“I just worked so hard in the last five years to forgive my dad and my family and try to understand: It’s different. The information they are getting is different. Their life is different.” Lawrence said. “I’ve tried to get over it and I really can’t. I can’t. [Emphasis added] I’m sorry I’m just unleashing, but I can’t f*** with people who aren’t political anymore. You live in the United States of America. You have to be political. It’s too dire. Politics are killing people….” …

Try this Jennifer:

You start by having an open conversation with those who disagree with your worldview. Then, you begin reading respectable news sources outside the New York Times/Washington Post axis. Next, you do your level best to have an open mind.

Then, slowly, you learn the information you’re getting is not only different, but some of it may be more propaganda than fact. Start with the media’s dismissal of the Hunter Biden laptop, and then work backward.

Except for all her “hard work” she’s not interested in that. …

Lawrence mentioned politics to gin up support from her fellow progressive stars. It’s a career choice, and arguably a smart one considering the state of the industry. …

Yes, Lawrence is just one celebrity. And no, celebrities can’t stop climate change, gun crimes or other maladies. …

They do have bully pulpits, though, and when their interviews go viral the messages reach the masses. For better and worse.

Lawrence’s message is clear. Hate half of the country that doesn’t align with your political party, even if they’re your own flesh and blood.

It’s an awful, terrible no good memo delivered by a talented actress who should otherwise be happy with her life. She’s a new mama with an A-list career and all the wealth celebrity can offer. And, at 32, she has decades of screen excellence in front of her.

Yet a Fox News personality invades her dreams, and she’s so intolerant she can’t share empathy with her family. Where does that leave the rest of us?

Lefty standards:

Bill Wolf:

Jennifer Lawrence’s career has a lot to do with who she’s sleeping with, and vice versa. When making an X-Men movie she got involved with a co-star; after finishing another movie in that series she was through with him. During the making of Mother, a film that was bad for her career, she got involved with the director. A year later she was done with him. The year after that, she got involved with an art gallery director, and she married him and is still married to him. Of course, her movie career stopped getting special boosts.