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Race controversy over: The Hunger Games

Mar 28th, 2012 | By | Category: Popular News

Any adaptation from book to movie is bound to rile up fans. The casting of black actors in “The Hunger Games” has spurred some negative tweets — even though at least two are true to Suzanne Collins’s 2008 book.

The frenzy has focused on three characters in particular: Rue (Amandla Sternberg) and Thresh (Dayo Okeniyi), the child tributes from District 11, as well as Cinna (Lenny Kravitz), the stylist assigned to Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence), the movie’s archer-heroine. In a curious twist of reading comprehension failure and racism, a few tweets have made the public rounds:

“why does rue have to be black gonna lie kinda ruined the movie.”

“Kk call me racist but when I found out rue was black her death wasn’t as sad. #ihatemyself.”

“Awkward moment when Rue is some black girl and not the little blonde innocent girl you picture.”


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