Fox Hosts: Jennifer Lawrence "Sound[s] Like An Idiot" For Calling Out GOP On Marriage Equality, Women's Rights
Stephen Hayes: "If You Don't Have Anything Intelligent To Say, You're Better Off Remaining Quiet"
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From the November 13 edition of Fox News' Outnumbered:
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ANDREA TANTAROS: Actress Jennifer Lawrence sharing some harsh views on the GOP. The Hunger Games star tells Vogue magazine: "I was raised a Republican, but I just can't imagine supporting a party that doesn't support women's basic rights. It's 2015 and gay people can get married, and we think that we've come so far, so yay! But have we? I don't want to stay quiet about that stuff." The 25-year-old star also slamming Kentucky county clerk, Kim Davis. You'll remember she is the woman who refused to issue gay marriage licenses earlier this year. Lawrence saying, "She's a lady who makes me embarrassed to be from Kentucky. All those people holding their crucifixes, which may be as well -- I don't know -- pitchforks, thinking that they're fighting the good fight. I grew up in Kentucky. I know how they are." Wow, I'm embarrassed for Jennifer Lawrence, I'm embarrassed to be a woman, Harris, to listen to a female spout some idiocy.
HARRIS FAULKNER: Pitchforks? Really?
FAULKNER: Wow. You know, I'm actually speechless about this, because hearing you read it was so different than when I read it myself. Hearing those words out loud, did she practice that? I mean, maybe this is a script from an upcoming movie that we don't know about. Because I --
TANTAROS: No we already made -- the movie Clueless was already made. We had Stacey Dash on the couch.
FAULKNER: I just -- I don't believe it's reality.
TANTAROS: These are pretty dumb remarks.
FAULKNER: So yeah, you know, Sandra said something earlier, and now I'm starting to get it. You know, they're supposed to be actors and actresses. When they do this sort of thing, I'm curious, does this kind of check a box against them for marketability? Because people may not like her much after --
SANDRA SMITH: I don't know. In Hollywood it makes you more marketable, right?
FAULKNER: You think so?
SMITH: Look, she's -- I'm afraid to say this now, but she is a very good actress. She's won numerous awards. Her movies do very, very well. I don't know if she's looking for attention here, but I'm just speculating. But I mean this -- for her to speak on behalf of so many people, religions, groups. It's just irresponsible. I don't think it'll hurt her though.
TANTAROS: She insulted quite a few people in that rant that she did, Stephen. I just want to know what rights does Jennifer Lawrence not have?
STEPHEN HAYES: Well she is well within her rights to say that she doesn't want to stay quiet anymore, and she obviously has passionate views about some of these issues. I would just say as a matter of helping her, giving her some advice, if you don't have anything intelligent to say, you're better off remaining quiet. And to suggest that Christians wield their crucifixes like pitchforks, really says much more about her ignorance than it does about Christians broadly.
TANTAROS: Alright so she has the right to say these things.
JULIE ROGINSKY: She does.
TANTAROS: And she has the right to sound like an idiot, I guess.
ROGINSKY: Well, I don't think her views on Kim Davis were idiotic. I know everybody's going to disagree with me, but I think Kim Davis took her religious views and foisted them upon the rest of Kentucky, you know, the rest of her county. And the reality is that, quite frankly, she was supposed to follow the law, the law was what it was, and she chose to say that her religion was more important.
HAYES: But even for people who believe that -- and there are some conservatives who believe that -- even for people who believe that, that's one very narrow point that she made, and made inartfully. But then to broadly say that Christians wield their crucifixes like pitchfork, it's absurd.
ROGINSKY: I don't disagree with that at all. But listen, let's not forget, Jennifer Lawrence is, what, 22, 23, 25 -- I don't care, I keep saying this.
SMITH: She's an adult.
ROGINSKY: You're right, but I keep saying this, who cares what Jennifer Lawrence has to say? I mean, I get that she's a celebrity, but can we please stop listening? And I say this as a Democrat, I really don't care what George Clooney has to say. Who cares what these people have to say?
FAULKNER: He looks good, though.
ROGINSKY: He looks good saying it, but you know what? Let's stop paying attention to them.
HAYES: She looks OK.
ROGINSKY: Let her say what she wants to say. You are only offended if you choose to be offended. You don't like what she says? Don't go to her movies then.
TANTAROS: Oh Julie, as long as liberals keep saying dumb stuff, we're gonna cover it right here on this program.
ROGINSKY: Well, then I'll keep coming back and helping you say it. Alright.