Why people want Jennifer Lawrence to apologise to Hawaii over her rock story

Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence has been criticised for repeating a story about rubbing her bum on some sacred rocks in Hawaii.

People on social media are arguing that what she said is offensive and want her to apologise.

The actress told The Graham Norton Show that it happened when she was filming The Hunger Games.

"We were filming in Hawaii and there were sacred rocks. They were ancestors - who knows?" she told the BBC presenter.

"They were sacred, 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.

"One rock that I was butt-scratching on ended up coming loose.

"It was a giant boulder and it rolled down this mountain and almost killed our sound guy.

Jennifer Lawrence on Graham Norton

"And his whole station got destroyed, it was a huge dramatic deal and all the Hawaiians were like 'Oh my god, it's the curse.'

"And I'm round the corner going, 'I'm your curse - I wedged it loose with my ass.'"

It's not known where exactly the lava rocks she was talking about are in Hawaii but some of the scenes of Catching Fire were filmed on the North Shore of Oahu at Kawela Bay.

It was used as the location for a scene when the tributes appear on top of the saltwater lake at the arena for the Quarter Quell.

Jennifer Lawrence first told the story on US show Live with Kelly and Michael in 2013.

Some people want Jennifer Lawrence to apologise for her comments.

More than 1.3 million people have watched the clip since it was posted on BBC One's Facebook page.

Arghya Ghosh commented: "Weird to see how perspectives work, I mean it's funny to her because she doesn't belong to that culture.

"I mean if you destroy a historical or cultural site, it's pretty much a crime."

Marcia Ogasawara added: "As a person from Hawaii, gotta say I don't find this funny, but not gonna go crazy like other locals would/could.

Jennifer Lawrence

"If she left the part of it being sacred out, then I wouldn't care; but, knowing native Hawaiians built that for some significance and her talking like it's not a big deal, it's very disappointing.

"I don't think she had any malicious intent but, just shows she has a lack of awareness and respect."

But some people say her story isn't a big deal.

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