Some 'Hunger Games' fans upset that character of Rue is black
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|Mon, 03-26-2012 - 9:36pm|
I'm totally flabbergasted by this! I thought that Amandla Stenberg was absolutely perfect in the role of Rue! Geeze, what in the world is it with some people?
Even though the character of Rue in Suzanne Collins' book "The Hunger Games" is described as having "dark brown skin and eyes," many moviegoers were surprised -- some negatively -- that a young black actress played the role in the film.
And it seems they didn't stop at complaining about Rue... they also targeted the choices for characters Thresh and Cinna. Thank goodness people were swift with their responses to those negative douchebags! My personal favorite rebuttal was this one, in response to one hateful individual who claimed that Rue being black spoiled the movie for her. "Heads up: if discovering Rue is black 'ruins' the Hunger Games movie for you, you have a lot bigger issues to worry about than casting." Amen to that!
Off my soap box now;