In this episode of The Philip Defranco show, Phillip discusses a series of racist comments posted on Twitter by fans of The Hunger Games. Apparently, some fans are disappointed that certain characters were portrayed by Black actors/ actresses. These characters are Rue, Thresh, and Cinnamon. Here are some of the comments:
I know, rue is too black for what I pictured. But Peeta IS nomworthyAbi
I was pumped for the Hunger Games. Until I learned that a black girl was playing RueJohn Knox IV
why did the producer make all of the good characters black smhmari
However, these characters are actually described as Black in the books. For example:
And most hauntingly, a twelve-year old girl from District 11. She has dark brown skin and eyes, but other than that, she's very like Prim in size and demeanor.The Hunger Games
The boy tribute from District 11, Thresh, has the same dark skin as Rue, but the resemblance stops there.The Hunger Games
So, what do you think of this OT? Why do people have such a problem with this? Why do people hate Blacks so much? Discuss.
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