December 9, 2016 1:45 pm

Jennifer Lawrence offends Hawaiians by interfering with sacred rocks

Jennifer Lawrence attends a special screening of "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2" at the AMC Loews Lincoln Square in New York.

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Jennifer Lawrence appeared on U.K. chatfest The Graham Norton Show last week alongside Passengers co-star Chris Pratt, where she told a seemingly hilarious anecdote about shooting a movie in Hawaii, wearing a wetsuit that necessitated scratching her butt on a large rock that the locals consider to be sacred.

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Her butt-scratching, she revealed, wound up dislodging the rock from its sacred spot and sent it tumbling down a hill, nearly smashing into a crew member when it landed.

Cue the talk show applause — of which there was little in the Twitterverse, where ticked-off fans took her to task for mocking the beliefs of others.

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Not only is what she describes incredibly disrespectful of Hawaiian spiritual beliefs, tweeters pointed out, but apparently unknown to The Hunger Games star is “Pele’s Curse,” the nickname for the bad luck that Hawaiians believe will befall anyone who removes one of the sacred black stones from the land upon which it rests.

With her new film Passengers set to debut on Dec. 21, will the backlash affect box office sales? While that remains to be seen, that could be the case given this sampling of the negative Tweets directed at Lawrence:

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