Jennifer Lawrence Clarified Her Political Views After Saying She Was "a Little Republican"
The actress made a rare social media appearance to clear up something that's been "the subject of many circulating headlines."
Jennifer Lawrence would like to clear a few things up.
After admitting during an interview that she was "a little Republican" and had once voted for John McCain, the general public response was strong enough that Lawrence, who rarely makes an appearance on social media, tweeted to clarify her views and her voting record.
"I would like to clarify my voting record, which is the subject of many circulating headlines," she wrote. "I grew up in a republican family and voted for John McCain in 2008, but through Obama's presidency, and growing up to realize I was voting against my own rights, I am proud to say I am a Democrat."
Lawrence hashtagged the post with "#Obama," "#HRC" (for Hillary Rodham Clinton), and "#BidenHarris."
In an interview released on Dear Media's Absolutely Not podcast, Lawrence told host Heather McMahan last week, Lawrence said, "I grew up Republican. My first time voting, I voted for John McCain. I was a little Republican."
She went on to say that at the time, she could "see the fiscal benefits of some of the Republican policies," but realized "the social issues weren't in line with [her] views."
When Donald Trump was elected president, she said, everything changed: "This is an impeached president who's broken many laws and has refused to condemn white supremacy, and it feels like there has been a line drawn in the sand. I don't think it’s right. It just changes things for me. I don't want to support a president who supports white supremacists."
Earlier this year, Lawrence, who is a board member for Represent Us (a non-profit political advocacy group), filmed a PSA urging Americans to vote in this year's election.
"First and foremost I want to give my heartfelt sympathies to everyone affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and my deepest gratitude to the emergency responders and the healthcare workers who are risking their health every day," she said at the time. "The best thing we can do to stop the spread of this virus is to stay at home. But we still have an election coming up with millions of Americans who have yet to cast their ballot in the 2020 primaries."