Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Princess of "The Hunger Games" Amandla Stenberg Responds to Racists

While Sexy Trash tries to cover all important Hollywood scoop, there are some things we just can't. Sometimes it's such a newsworthy day that a small red carpet nip slip seems like nothing. Other times, it's news we've heard numerous times before and we are just over it (Lindsay's in court AGAIN!?). And then there are the times when we're protesting - some examples are any Chris Brown coverage, any mention of The Situation, and more currently... Racist Hunger Games fans who went on an internet rampage because some characters were casted as black.

There is a whole deep post we could do about this. It's 2012, and while Sexy Trash is a non-discrimination zone, it's clear the world isn't. But really... this issue has already worn us out so much that we're just going to stick with facts.

We'll let your blood pressure soar as you read some tweets that Hunger Games fans posted after seeing the movie:

Don't worry - we hate you, too.

There are many, many more tweets along these lines... some that we REFUSE to show. Reading these make us literally sick, and it's clear that these people are racist morons, but not only are they racist morons, they are just plain morons. Please, let your prejudice and hate take over another franchise, but in The Hunger Games, why don't you learn to read and you might realize that in the books, Rue IS black. The book describes both District 11 tributes Rue and Thresh (portrayed by Dayo Okeniyi) as having “dark brown skin.”


That's as much commentary as we will be giving on the situation, and from here on out, we will be focusing on the positive.


Fan favorite Amandla Stenberg, (who played a PERFECT Rue), told US Weekly, "As a fan of the books, I feel fortunate to be part of The Hunger Games family. It was an amazing experience; I am proud of the film and my performance. I want to thank all of my fans and the entire Hunger Games community for their support and loyalty.”

God bless this little angel for looking past the haters. We couldn't think of a better cast, and while we would never openly wish death upon anyone, we do hope that one day there is a real life Hunger Games and everyone upset with this movie's casting are picked as tributes.

May the odds be ever in our favor....

3 comments:

  1. Disgusting. These people are ignorant, racist, and completely out of line.

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  2. I may have just missed it in the book, but does it say she is of a certain race?! People are SICK! I personally loved the idea that she was black because that made her District even more personal and showed the distinctness and bond with Katniss. As for Cinna, I was overjoyed that Lenny Kravitz portrayed him wonderfully and with feeling. People need to get a taste of what they do to others, they need to grow up...the 1960's are over...we've moved on (most of us). Get over yourselves.

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    1. Cinna's race is never mentioned, so he could have been green and it would have made sense. The book describes both District 11 tributes Rue and Thresh (portrayed by Dayo Okeniyi) as having “dark brown skin.” So... suck it up, people.

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