Westboro Baptist, the church group known for hating pretty much everyone that isn’t them, finally agree with the rest of the world. They love Jennifer Lawrence too!
Everyone with any kind of success has haters. Jamie Lee Curtis Taete noticed that Jennifer Lawrence seemed to be an exception. After not finding any Jennifer Lawrence haters among his friends, Taete decided to call different groups known for their hate to see what they think about J-Law.
He called the National Socialist Freedom Movement (a white supremacist group), the Institute for Historical Review (Holocaust deniers), the Nation of Islam (anti-Jewish), the League of the South (white supremacist), and the Westboro Baptist Church and asked each group, “What do you think about Jennifer Lawrence?”
VICE: What do you guys think of Jennifer Lawrence?
Steve Drain, Westboro Baptist Church: You talking about the Hunger Games woman?
Yeah, that’s the one.
You want a statement on Jennifer Lawrence? From the Westboro Baptist Church?
I don’t know enough about her. You know, we focus on things that we see in front of us. I haven’t really taken a look at Jennifer Lawrence from a religious perspective or from a how-great-of-an-actress-she-is perspective. But I was taking a tour at NBC when I was in New York, and she was practicing a skit for Saturday Night Live. That’s about as much as I know about her.
Oh. So you got to see her in real life?
I think that’s who they told me it was. I didn’t even really know what she looked like until I started seeing trailers for Silver Linings Playbook.
You didn’t see Silver Linings Playbook yet?
I didn’t see it yet, I’d like to see it! I’ve been kinda busy picketing. I saw some of the movies nominated for Best Picture, though. What was the one with Ben Affleck?
Yeah. That was a good flick. I feel good for Ben Affleck because he was kinda on the out, you know what I mean?
Yeah. So you guys are into Ben Affleck?
No, man. You’re looking for some kind of a salacious quote to put in your story. All I’m saying is that I thought Argo was a darn good flick.
OK. But what about Jennifer Lawrence?
OK. Jennifer Lawrence… I think that most of the young people in our church saw Hunger Games. And I think they all liked that… She just kinda bursted onto the scene, didn’t she? She doesn’t have a very long film career, does she?
She got nominated for some awards a couple of years ago for Winter’s Bone.
Oh! That’s her? Winter’s Bone rocked! That was a great flick.
I like Winter’s Bone quite a bit. I think she did a very nice job there. Yep.
The other hate groups didn’t admit to loving Jennifer Lawrence, but they also didn’t deny loving Jennifer Lawrence. You can read the conversations Jamie Tate had with the other groups on Vice.
Are your findings the same? Have you found anyone who doesn’t love J-Law?