Hunger Games Disappoints Racists?

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The Hunger Games was one of the most anticipated films of 2012 and raked in $155 million during this past weekends opening. Considering the film was based on the novel written by Suzanne Collins and features a strong female lead, Katniss Everdeen played by Jennifer Lawrence, this seems like a big accomplishment for females in film.

Unfortunately, the release has also created a backlash from fans who were shocked and disappointed by the casting of the character Rue, who is played by actress Amandla Stenberg. The very vocal disapproval of Rue was not due to her acting, but the fact that she is black. Yeah, the book mentions she is dark-skinned, but fans cannot believe she is black?

This article on Jezebel breaks down some more specific reactions on Twitter. Unbelievable.

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