We’re still finding it difficult to get over Vogue’s utterly absurd cover story about actress Jennifer Lawrence’s pivot to politics. We have to assume that the piece and accompanying spread were supposed to make Lawrence look stunning and brave and intelligent, but really, all it did was confirm that she should probably just stick to what she knows, which is acting, and not hot-button political issues.

It seems safe to say that Ben Shapiro would agree with that assessment. Earlier today, he put together a quick but comprehensive thread getting to the heart of what makes the whole thing so amusing:

Yes. Really:

Growing up in a conservative home, Lawrence thought of herself as Republican. But it was almost a cultural thing, like sports or something. She had the notion that there were two teams and that the Republicans were her team. Then one night when she was 16, she was watching 30 Rock and Liz Lemon said something along the lines of, I’m not a crazy liberal. I just think people should drive hybrid cars. It made sense. It seemed rational. Later, when she made movies in other countries, she saw how money always tended to concentrate at the top, not just in the United States, how it rarely trickled down to working people. She gathered more perspective the more money she made. To her, “Republican” had always meant: Why should my taxes pay for your haughty lifestyle? Now she saw holes in that logic. “Nobody likes to see half their paycheck go away, but it made sense to me. Yeah, for the greater good, I guess it makes sense.

Ca-ringe, you guys.

*Chef’s kiss*

Right? No kidding. Jennifer’s fortunate to have family members who just shake their heads sadly and roll their eyes at her instead of forcing her to confront reality, which, as it happens, is something she needs to do. Desperately:

Let’s just say that we don’t expect Jennifer Lawrence to be winning any awards for her political acumen.



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