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David O. Russell Apologizes For His Insensitive Jennifer Lawrence Hunger Games Comments

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Jennifer Lawrence is one of the hardest working stars in Hollywood- but that doesn't make her a slave!

Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle director David O. Russell was trying to illustrate how hard he thought J-Law was being worked, and he went a bit offsides, comparing the Hunger Games franchise to slavery.

Even he knew it was not a wise thing to say; he also alluded to the trouble the statement would cause.

Well, now that he's reaped the whirlwind of criticism, David has wasted no time showing his regret. He said:

"Clearly I used a stupid analogy in a poor attempt at humor. I realized it the minute I said it, and I am truly sorry."

Everyone misses the mark sometimes with their hyperbole, especially when they're in a hyper state like award season.

At least he understood that he had gone too far!

The director will just have to learn to be his own editor when it comes to public speaking!

[Image via WENN.]

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2 comments to “David O. Russell Apologizes For His Insensitive Jennifer Lawrence Hunger Games Comments”

  1. annainparis says – reply to this


    Jennifer basically pointed toward the same direction on letterman, she said she was so tired she couldn't think properly and needed some love back because she was giving way too much away (of herself). David spoke the truth, that hunger game franchise sounds like a michael mann gestapo shit!

  2. ally says – reply to this


    It's a figure of speech. "I slave away in the kitchen" "I was worked like a slave". Lighten up people. And I don't mean your skin color…that was a figure of speech too.