To Jennifer Lawrence, Kim Davis is “the lady who makes me embarrassed to be from Kentucky.”
In a new interview with Vogue, Lawrence slammed the Kentucky clerk who was jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples and then released a week later. Lawrence’s interview happened the day after Davis was freed, and according to Vogue, the actress brought up the matter before reflecting on her own background, having been born and raised in Louisville.
“Don’t even say her name in this house,” she said, including Davis in the category of “all those people holding their crucifixes, which may as well be pitchforks, thinking they’re fighting the good fight. I grew up in Kentucky. I know how they are.”
“I was raised a Republican,” Lawrence added, “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 Hunger Games star has not been shy about expressing her political views over the last few months. Earlier this year, she told EW that if Republican frontrunner Donald Trump ever became president, “that will be the end of the world.” Lawrence has also been vocal about social issues, addressing gender pay inequality in a candid essay for the Lena Dunham newsletter Lenny in October. “I’m over trying to find the ‘adorable’ way to state my opinion and still be likable!” she wrote. “F—that.”
Head over to Vogue to read more of Lawrence’s interview.