Hunger Games has some racist fans
3/27/2012 8:10:00 AM
Hunger Games is the biggest book-turned-movie since Harry Potter grossing $155 million its opening weekend! Though the numbers are there, many fans were displeased with the races of the characters.
Some fans did not like that black actors were cast to portray Cinna (Lenny Kravitz), Rue (Amandla Stenberg), and Thresh (Dayo Okeniyi). Cinna's complexion isn't described in the novel, the author does describe the latter two characters as having dark skin.
Some fans quotes:
"Why does Rue have to be black? Not gonna lie, kinda ruined the movie"
"Awkward momemnt when Rue is some black girl and not the little innocent blonde girl you picture"
"I was pumped about the Hunger Games until I learned a black girl was playing Rue"
What is this...1950? I understand how you can be disappointed if an actor doesn't play a role well, but why does skin color determine the content of their character?
These fans are ignorant and racist. They should have read into the details of the book a little better.
Another fan tried to defend these people saying "So if a white guy played Obama, are you all saying you'd be ok with this? This is not a racism thing, they changed the character"
Ok, you are more ignorant than the people who made the first comments. Obama is a real person, the book characters are figures of the imagination. Sorry your imagination is a "whites only" area.
Please feel free to comment. I know I am very opinionated.
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