Even The Westboro Baptist Church Loves Jennifer Lawrence

It’s official: even the world’s worst people love themselves some J-Law. VICE reporter Jamie Taete asked various hate groups, including the Institute for Historical Review (a.k.a. “Holocaust deniers”) and the National Socialist Freedom Movement (“white civil rights group”), about their feelings on the Oscar winner/imaginary sleepover guest Jennifer Lawrence. Their answers…shouldn’t surprise you. I mean, it’s right there in the headline. Here’s what Westboro Baptist Church member Steve Drain had to say about our favorite drug buddy.

VICE: What do you guys think of Jennifer Lawrence?
Steve Drain: You talking about the Hunger Games woman?

Yeah, that’s the one.
You want a statement on Jennifer Lawrence? From the Westboro Baptist Church?

Yes, please.
I don’t know enough about her. You know, we focus on things that we see in front of us. I haven’t really taken a look at Jennifer Lawrence from a religious perspective or from a how-great-of-an-actress-she-is perspective. But I was taking a tour at NBC when I was in New York, and she was practicing a skit for Saturday Night Live. That’s about as much as I know about her.

Oh. So you got to see her in real life?
I think that’s who they told me it was. I didn’t even really know what she looked like until I started seeing trailers for Silver Linings Playbook.

You didn’t see Silver Linings Playbook yet?
I didn’t see it yet, I’d like to see it! I’ve been kinda busy picketing. I saw some of the movies nominated for Best Picture, though. What was the one with Ben Affleck?

Yeah. That was a good flick. I feel good for Ben Affleck because he was kinda on the out, you know what I mean?

Yeah. So you guys are into Ben Affleck?
No, man. You’re looking for some kind of a salacious quote to put in your story. All I’m saying is that I thought Argo was a darn good flick.

OK. But what about Jennifer Lawrence?
OK. Jennifer Lawrence… I think that most of the young people in our church saw Hunger Games. And I think they all liked that… She just kinda bursted onto the scene, didn’t she? She doesn’t have a very long film career, does she?

She got nominated for some awards a couple of years ago for Winter’s Bone.
Oh! That’s her? Winter’s Bone rocked! That was a great flick.

I like Winter’s Bone quite a bit. I think she did a very nice job there. Yep.

Westboro Baptist Church members and your grandparents, the only people who still say “flick.” That interview went a lot better than Taete’s with the Nation of Islam.

VICE: Hi there, I just wondered if you could tell me what you think of Jennifer Lawrence?
Nation of Islam: I’m sorry, sir, we can’t participate in such things. [hangs up]

[second call] Hey there, sorry, I think I got cut off a second ago.

So, what were you saying? What do you think about Jennifer Lawrence?
Sir, AGAIN, no, sir, we don’t participate in surveys here.

Well, it’s not really a survey, it’s just—

*rips up Nation of Islam membership card* I never liked you guys anyway.

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