Some things just naturally go well together: peanut butter and jelly, milk and cookies and Bert and Ernie. But according to Jennifer Lawrence, there's another pairing out there that has more in common than you would normally think: The Hunger Games and Kim Kardashian, for instance.
So what could the epic book series turned movie franchise have in common with the reality starlet? “I was watching the Kardashian girl getting divorced, and that’s a tragedy for anyone," Lawrence explained to Parade magazine. "But they’re using it for entertainment, and we’re watching it. The books hold up a terrible kind of mirror [to Kim and Kris Humphries' short-lived marriage]: This is what our society could be like if we became desensitized to trauma and to each other’s pain."
Both franchises are sources of entertainment in their own unique ways (though it's important to note one is completely fictional -- we'll let you guess which one). We can't help but watch dramas unfold--and that's essentially what the Games and Kardashian reality shows are all about.
So basically the lesson to be learned from this is if we continue to indulge in reality television, we'll soon be sending teenagers out to kill each other all in the name of sport. Just some extra food for thought.
The Hunger Games hits theaters Friday, March 23. Don't miss it!