Jennifer Lawrence laughed her way through a story about desecrating native land in Hawaii

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Oscar winner and box office powerhouse Jennifer Lawrence upset people all over the internet Wednesday when she not only put her foot in her mouth, but left it there when she just kept going with an offensive anecdote during an appearance on The Graham Norton Show

During an interview about her upcoming sci-fi drama Passengers, Lawrence laughed her way through a story about how she used some rocks, which she knew were sacred to native Hawaiians, to scratch her butt.

"We were filming in Hawaii, and there were sacred rocks — I dunno, they were ancestors, who knows — they were sacred," she said. "And you're not supposed to sit on them, because you're not supposed to expose your genitalia to them. I, however, was in a wetsuit for this whole shoot, so, oh my God they were so good for butt itching!" 

Lawrence did not mention the name of the place in Hawaii where she was shooting. She also did not mention the name of the sacred rocks. However, she's told the story before: Lawrence regaled Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan with the same story in a 2013 appearance on their show. 

Twitter was not happy with Lawrence's comments. Most found it extremely disrespectful of native culture in Hawaii, as well as offensive that she'd laugh about the incident. 

Given that we reached "peak Jennifer Lawrence" back in January, several Twitter users said it was time for her official cancellation. 

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