Peeta Mellark, I mean, Josh Hutcherson scored some expensive whiskey at grocery store this week. Well, homeboy is nineteen so people naturally are freaking out about it. The Hunger Games hunk waltzed right into a Ralph’s grocery store, used a fake ID, and walked out with a bottle of Macallan in tow. TMZ says they got him on camera a few weeks ago saying, “I think the age to go to war is 18 … so I think the drinking age should be 18 as well.” Way to stick it to the man, Josh.
Underage drinking isn’t uncommon, hell I did it. We see it as college students, but something tells me Josh didn’t have a fake ID although sources say he did. He’s a well-known celebrity and went to a grocery store in Los Angeles. People know how old he is. This is just another instance of turning a blind eye at a celebrity. Shocker. I give him props though because he didn’t even try to hide it, and he’s obviously not going to deny it. A Ralph’s spokesperson said, “We strictly enforce all laws relating to the sale of alcohol to minors. We will investigate these allegations and take any steps necessary.”
Apparently, Josh could get prosecuted and so could Ralph’s. I doubt this will happen. He’ll get a warning, and Ralph’s will get a slap on the wrist. Just be careful Joshie, we don’t want you turning into Haymitch or anything. You could’ve just asked Liam Hemsworth or Jennifer Lawrence to buy it for you.
What do you think about Josh Hutcherson buying alcohol? Do you think he really used a fake ID? Is he right about the drinking age?
Caitlin is a senior at the University of Alabama who has an obsession with cupcakes, coffee, and Harry Potter. She always has random fun facts on reserve and aspires to be a professional blogger, social media bug, and/or James Franco’s assistant. Follow her fabulous life @caitlincorsetti. You’re welcome!
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