Jennifer Lawrence Removed From Hunger Games Posters In Israel

Religious issue behind removal of franchise star from movie posters.

“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 has opened in cinemas around the world, but there is one territory that will be seeing a bit less of star Jennifer Lawrence.

Posters for the final part of the dystopian action franchise in some parts of Israel have been redesigned so as to remove the Oscar-winning actor. Instead, Katniss Everdeen and her bow and arrow have been replaced with a mockingjay in a handful of cities across the country, including Bnei Brak and Jerusalem. “We discovered that public posters with the image of a female are often torn down in Jerusalem, while Bnei Brak does not allow posters with female images,” a representative of the film’s Israeli PR firm said to Ynet.” [READ MORE]