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Hunger Games Fanatics Unleash Racist Rant Over Black Actors

If you were one of the millions who spent a couple hours this past weekend watching ‘The Hunger Games‘ you would notice that, gasp, there are black characters in the movie. Two notable black characters are Amandla Stenberg and Dayo Okeniyi who play Rue and Thresh, respectively.

In the popular book written by Suzanne Collins, Rue and Thresh are described as characters with dark brown skin. Quotes via Jezebel as imagined by Katniss played by Jennifer Lawrence,

…And most hauntingly, a twelve-year-old girl from District 11. She has dark brown skin and eyes, but other than that’s she’s very like Prim in size and demeanor…

Later, she sees Thresh:

…The boy tribute from District 11, Thresh, has the same dark skin as Rue, but the resemblance stops there. He’s one of the giants, probably six and half feet tall and built like an ox.

Somehow that description wasn’t fitting enough for a black person and it certainly wasn’t fitting for the young, gorgeous, black Rue who pulls at your heart strings with her story and a brutal death later on.

A tumblr for Hunger Games Tweets exposed the rantings of “fans” who need another lesson on drawing inferences

“Why does rue have to be black not gonna lie kinda ruined the movie.”

“Why is Rue a little black girl? Stick to the book, dude,” quipped another.

“I’m still pissed that Rue is black,” wrote another.

“Ewwww rue is black?? I’m not watching”

And perhaps the most disturbing of them all, “Why did the producer make all the good characters black?”

Not surprisingly the backlash began as early as last year when the posters were released with images of Rue and Cinna played by Lenny Kravitz. Racialicious did a great job of capturing the madness then too.

Are you surprised by the racist comments towards the casting of the black characters?

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0 thoughts on “Hunger Games Fanatics Unleash Racist Rant Over Black Actors

  1. Dee says:

    White people are evil people….period. All white people know is how to hate. No wonder why white people are hated all over the world…especially white americans. The good news is that it’s a known fact that the white population around the world is shrinking to almost non-existence. Former white senator Pat Buchanan wrote a best selling book about the decline of white people. In his book he says that white people will be the minority in 30 years, and extinct within 50 years. So that’s great news! I honestly believe that once white people are gone then this world will be a much better place to live. I also believe that the extinction of white people is an act of God. God is the only one with the power to do something like that. God is dis-pleased with white people, so he has decided to get rid of them. White people control the whole world yet they remain selfish, greedy and addicted to power…and because of that greed and addiction to power many people are dead and continue to die. God has passed sentence on white people that they are no longer worthy of life. So again, white folks being extinct is an act of God, and if that is God’s will then who am I to say that he’s wrong? I support God 100% in whatever decision he makes. White people are behind everything negatve going on in the world. All the wars, racism, the hunger issues in third world countries, the problems in Africa and the middle-east, the poor economy and many other issues this world faces are all due to the greed and the power addiction of white people past and present.

  2. Erica says:

    OMG, I cannot believe that this is an issue! Get a life everyone one of you racist. The main point of RUE is that she is 12 and fighting for her life let alone the fact that she is a little girl. THAT is what you should focus on. I tell you as far as we have come from segregation things like this make you truly pisst at the LOSERS in this country!!!!!

  3. John says:

    Who cares what some redneck crackers say? Crackers have always been racist satanic demonic people. I hate all crackers. They made me this way. Most cracker men are gay anyway. That’s why their white women are constantly having sex with black men behind their husbands backs. I’m Puerto Rican and I live in the average black and latino neighborhood. All I see coming into our neighborhoods are white women looking for black men. A lot of those white women are married too. So as far as I’m concerned crackers are nothing out here. When you start to lose your own race of women that says that the men of that same race are very weak. White crackers time is about up out here. People of other cultures and races are sick of white people. They have absolutely destroyed this world.

  4. Butch says:

    White people smell like wet dogs!!!

  5. tony smith says:

    Are you really serious? Why would I be surprised by Racist who make their ridiculous comments while hiding behind fake email addresses and usernames. Nothing surprises me anymore about cowards who have distorted the truth for centuries and who feels threatens by others accomplishments. Oh how I love this country!!! If you are racist, stand on your beliefs and quit hiding behind your tweets. lol

  6. Brenda says:

    Goes to show you, black people……NO MATTER WHAT, they hate us regardless! And I’m like SO WHAT!

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