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Jennifer Lawrence Made A "Rape Joke" And A Lot Of People Are "Outraged"

A reporter allegedly overheard JLaw making a "rape joke" and wrote about it on the internet. Everyone is now mad. Allegedly.

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She said that when Lawrence spotted director Alfonso Cuarón, she started screaming, and then told him, "I broke out my rape scream for you!"

E Online / Via victorsvillage.com

The reporter said Lawrence then started "shaking her head like a crazed fan, or a woman in distress, into his face". Cuarón "seemed quite pleased".

Some have defended her:

It appears the Jennifer Lawrence back lash has begun. Because god forbid we can just relax and enjoy a wonderful woman.

Jameela Jamil@jameelajamil

It appears the Jennifer Lawrence back lash has begun. Because god forbid we can just relax and enjoy a wonderful woman.

4:30 AM - 22 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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so Jennifer Lawrence made a rape joke and everyone is kicking off about it - it doesnt mean she condones it!

sabrina bainbridge@sabrinaa_b

so Jennifer Lawrence made a rape joke and everyone is kicking off about it - it doesnt mean she condones it!

5:25 AM - 22 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

For others, this has only confirmed that they don't like her:

I KNEW I DIDNT LIKE HER FOR A REASON - Hey, Jennifer Lawrence, rape jokes aren't cool. http://t.co/Mol7CfTiAb via @holymoly

Jasmine Cope@jasmineeec

I KNEW I DIDNT LIKE HER FOR A REASON - Hey, Jennifer Lawrence, rape jokes aren't cool. http://t.co/Mol7CfTiAb via @holymoly

12:43 PM - 21 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

jennifer lawrence made a rape joke that she's not apologising for. the last thing i needed right now was another reason to dislike her.

hayley@deveIopments

jennifer lawrence made a rape joke that she's not apologising for. the last thing i needed right now was another reason to dislike her.

12:33 AM - 22 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

And for some, there is NO EXCUSE and they are AS MAD AS THEY'VE EVER BEEN:

jennifer lawrence can joke about her "lack of filter" all she wants but that doesn't excuse a rape joke

poor salsa@gemmadoyles

jennifer lawrence can joke about her "lack of filter" all she wants but that doesn't excuse a rape joke

11:07 PM - 21 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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IM SO MAD ABOUT THE JLAW RAPE JOKE AND I'M EVEN MORE MAD ABOUT PEOPLE DEFENDING IT

Stephie@munrofosho

IM SO MAD ABOUT THE JLAW RAPE JOKE AND I'M EVEN MORE MAD ABOUT PEOPLE DEFENDING IT

12:17 AM - 22 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Others are more concerned about the sexist elements of the "backlash":

So why has JLaw been bashed for privately making a rape joke, and Martin Freeman public joke was ignored? His was arguably more detrimental

Gooble Gobble@SkeletorKat

So why has JLaw been bashed for privately making a rape joke, and Martin Freeman public joke was ignored? His was arguably more detrimental

10:54 AM - 21 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Many outraged journalists are demanding Lawrence apologise, citing the other problematic things she's done in the past.

As a writer at Bustle wrote, "This time, J. Law needs to sack up and apologize for her off-hand and off-color comment. Just because she's the most GIF-able celebrity of the moment doesn't earn her a free pass to make light of something so painful. Candor is one thing; ignorance is another."

Perhaps — just perhaps — a rape joke supposedly overheard by a reporter isn't quite enough to whip up a full-on, proper Twitterstorm.