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Jennifer Lawrence Offers Crappy Non-Apology for Mocking Native Hawaiian Beliefs

December 12, 2016
Actress Jennifer Lawrence in a recent appearance on The Graham Norton Show. (Photo credit: YouTube / Graham Norton Show)
Actress Jennifer Lawrence in a recent appearance on The Graham Norton Show. (Photo credit: YouTube / Graham Norton Show)

Actress Jennifer Lawrence offered a tepid non-apology to “the internet” last Friday for an appearance on the Graham Norton Show earlier this month. In the appearance, Lawrence joked about defiling sacred Hawaiian stones during a film shoot, and then laughed about it while mocking Native Hawaiian beliefs (video after the jump).

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Why I’m refusing to consume the news from the #Sonyhack — and you should, too.

December 15, 2014
Aaron Sorkin, whose emails regarding his disinterest in making "Flash Boys" due to lack of awareness of Asian American movie stars, were released as part of last month's hack of Sony Entertainment.
Aaron Sorkin, whose emails regarding his disinterest in making “Flash Boys” due to lack of awareness of Asian American movie stars, were released as part of last month’s hack of Sony Entertainment.

This is going to be an unpopular opinion: I believe that consuming news obtained through the recent hack of Sony Entertainment is wrong, and I’m refusing to do it.

Late last month, hackers calling themselves “Guardians of Peace” hacked Sony Entertainment servers and threw their findings online, launching the likes of TMZ and Entertainment Weekly into a state of orgasmic glee with a virtual deluge of juicy gossip. Leaked emails between major Sony executives contain all sorts of salacious details regarding a process both mysterious and seemingly relevant to the everyday American: what goes into the business side of movie-making, and who are the shadowy backroom figures that make these decisions?

Thanks to the hack of Sony Entertainment, we now know that these people are, for the most part, raging superficial assholes.

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