Jennifer Lawrence is currently under fire for cracking a rape joke at a recent Cannes Film Festival event.
The Hunger Games star was at the Vanity Fair and Armani party on May 17, when she saw Gravity Alfonso Cuarón apparently for the first time.
So in excitement, Lawrence shrieked and was quoted by Vulture as exclaiming, ‘I broke out my rape scream for you!’ before grabbingCuarón’s shoulders and screaming, ‘Ahhh!!!’
Now while no one is disputing the fact that the actress was joking, it still didn’t stop her from being blasted for making an ‘off-hand rape joke’. According to critics (which include Twitter users and media outlets), the actress is too loose with her language and there is no excuse whatsoever for anyone to crack rape jokes.
Lawrence is yet to respond to the backlash.