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Jennifer Lawrence: Hurricanes Revenge For Voting Trump (Video)

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Actress Jennifer Lawrence sparked outrage after seemingly suggesting hurricanes Harvey and Irma are "Mother Nature's rage" against President Donald Trump and his supporters (video below).

Lawrence was being interviewed by the U.K.'s Channel 4 to promote her new movie, "Mother!" when she made the controversial statements.

"It's also scary to know, that climate change is due to human activity, and we continue to ignore it, and the only voice that we really have is through voting," said Lawrence.

After the interviewer remarked Americans did vote and elected Trump, she replied, "And we voted and it was really startling."

"You know you're watching these hurricanes now, and it's really hard especially while promoting this movie, not to feel mother nature's rage and wrath," she added.

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Lawrence also spoke about the effect the Trump presidency has had on political and climate change conversations.

"It's really polarizing and upsetting," she explained. "I've heard things and seen things on TV in my own country that devastate me and make me sick and it's just really confusing."

Lawrence's remarks were quickly met with hostility on social media, with some calling on others to boycott her new film.

"Yes, all scientists know that it is our attitude that brings on mother natures wrath and hurricanes," wrote one Daily Mail reader. "I was wondering how long it would take for the 'brilliant' actors to come out and blame Trump. Next she will explain how Trump caused the 8.2 earthquake in southern Mexico. Yes, movie attendance is at a 25 year low and they still have no clue."

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Some defended the star's opinion.

"She is right -- climate change is real and it is a problem and Donald Trump thinks it is nothing and wants to ignore it," shot back another. "Maybe what is happening right now will make him change his mind although i seriously doubt it."

It's just one of a handful of times the star has spoke out against Trump.

In 2015, Lawrence said a Trump presidency would spell disaster for the planet, reports Entertainment Weekly.

"If Donald Trump becomes president, that will be the end of the world," said Lawrence.

Sources: Daily Mail, Entertainment Weekly / Featured Image: Jennifer Lawrence Films/Flickr / Embedded Image: Gage Skidmore/Wikimedia Commons (2)

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