Jennifer Lawrence, star of The Hunger Games, is on the cover of Parade magazine this week, along with an interview. I like Jennifer Lawrence. She was so good in Winter’s Bone! Let’s put it this way, she was so good in Winter’s Bone that I’m not even going to mention her performance in another movie that rhymes with Schmex-Schmen: Schmfirst Schmclass. Not even gong to mention it. These lips are sealed. But liking Jennifer Lawrence aside, this quote about The Hunger Games as a parable for today’s society is still hilarious:
I was watching the Kardashian girl getting divorced, and that’s a tragedy for anyone. But they’re using it for entertainment, and we’re watching it. The books hold up a terrible kind of mirror: This is what our society could be like if we became desensitized to trauma and to each other’s pain.
Hahaha. Uh huh! No, totally. Setting aside for a moment the rampant speculation that Kim Kardashian actually only went through with the wedding because she had multi-million-dollar endorsement deals that would have fallen apart otherwise, I obviously agree with the general sentiment that her private life isn’t or at least shouldn’t be any of our business and I really wish she would stop single-handedly MAKING it our business. There is obviously a darkness to America’s fascination with a public life falling apart, although that is the overall bargain you make in being a celebrity and Kim Kardashian can hardly be proclaimed innocent in the public airing of her personal grief. And all of that being said, I definitely don’t agree that people being curious about a divorce is the exactly the same thing as CHILDREN FORCED TO MURDER EACH OTHER FOR THE BLOODSPORT OF A SECLUDED MONIED CLASS IN AN APOCALYPTIC WASTELAND GOVERNED BY BRUTAL TYRANNY, FEAR, AND SLAVE LABOR. But, no, yeah, totally. If you think about it, you guys? We’re like three-quarters of the way there I’m sure. Why can’t you just let Katniss be great?!