Jennifer Lawrence has no time for paps who try and touch her dog

Be warned.

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Be warned.

Words by Jadie Troy-Pryde

Jennifer Lawrence is one of the most respected starlets in Hollywood. But as well as being known for her Oscar-worthy acting chops, she quickly became known for being an hilarious, self-deprecating goof. She is more than happy to discuss her most embarrassing moments, and she even had the perfect clapback when she was slut shamed for dancing on a pole during her friend's birthday party.

So when she low-key flipped out at a pap on the way out of an airport, everyone was stunned.

The 26 year-old was touching down at Los Angeles International airport, when a TMZ pap decided to ask her: 'Have you been scared off flying private for good now?'

He was referring to a recent incident whereby Jennifer was onboard a plane when both engines failed, forcing the aircraft to make an emergency landing.

Jennifer ignored the comment, instead making her way to a waiting car.

However, at this point, the pap noticed that tottering alongside the Hunger Games actress was her pet pooch, Pippi Lawrence Stockings. He said hello to the dog, and went to stroke his little head when suddenly Jennifer scooped Pippi up and muttered: 'Don't touch my dog, you f****** loser.'

To be fair, that's just dog etiquette - right?

Jennifer has previously spoken about being a 'crazy dog person', saying on Late Night with Seth Meyers: 'If you walk into my home I have an acrylic painting of my dog above my fireplace.

'I would never [leave her alone]. I took her to the vet one time and they kept wanting to take her into the back, and they were like, 'People aren't allowed back there,' and I was like screaming.

'They were like, "Ma'am you have to be quiet, you're scaring the cats and dogs."'

So if you want to be pals with Jennifer, stay away from Pippi unless you get express permission from her famous guardian.

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