Wednesday, March 28, 2012


So apparently there is a big conversation online about how fans of The Hunger Game trilogy are stunned (read, "shocked, appalled, disappointed") in that the girl chosen to play Rue is African American.

I think the actress is actually bi-racial (just like Obama), although why that is such a HUGE DEAL to so many people is totally beyond me. Especially since the character of Rue is specifically described as being dark-skinned in the book. I guess some people just don't like to read all that closely.

The thing that bugs me about this whole thing is that there is a whole group of people who are just horrified and angry over this blatant racism. Because as wrong as the racism is, and as horrifying as it is to read about people getting all hung up on how Character X is portrayed in a movie, why are these people so angry over the tweets of some really oblivious people? And what are they really angry about? The racism, or the lack of any real reading comprehension?

And why are they so up in arms over the opinions of people who don't know what they're talking about anway?

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