November 12, 2015


Kim Davis Makes Jennifer Lawrence "Embarrassed" to Be a Kentuckian

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In a freewheeling new interview with Vogue, Jennifer Lawrence, who gives nothing but freewheeling interviews, had some thoughts about Kim Davis. Not familiar with the name? You're more than likely acquainted with her actions, at least: Kentucky county clerk, refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples despite it being the law (she was working "under God’s authority," you see), went to jail, got released.

So in the Vogue cover story, writer Jonathan Van Meter described Lawrence, also a Kentuckian, working through her thinking about the whole thing:

"Lawrence brings it up, calling her that 'lady who makes me embarrassed to be from Kentucky.' Kim Davis? 'Don’t even say her name in this house,' she shoots back, and then goes into a rant about 'all those people holding their crucifixes, which may as well be pitchforks, thinking they’re fighting the good fight. I grew up in Kentucky. I know how they are.'"

Lawrence goes on to explain that she was raised in a Republican family but now "just can’t imagine supporting a party that doesn’t support women’s basic rights. It’s 2015 and gay people can get married and we think that we’ve come so far, so, yay! But have we? I don’t want to stay quiet about that stuff.”

The comments come weeks after Lawrence wrote a dead-on screed against the wage gap that's as prevalent in Hollywood as the rest of America--also known, by J-Law, as consistently earning less "the lucky people with dicks." The piece, which appeared in Lena Dunham's new feminist newsletter Lenny Letter, built to a spectacular conclusion: 

“I’m over trying to find the ‘adorable’ way to state my opinion and still be likable! Fuck that. I don’t think I’ve ever worked for a man in charge who spent time contemplating what angle he should use to have his voice heard. It’s just heard."