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Date: Wednesday, March 28th, 2012 09:34 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] ginasketch
Re: Hunger Games.

I don't think it's the film that is the problem, I think it's racist and sexist little twerps projecting their own prejudices onto the film/book.

I just finished the book out of curiosity and found it gripping, though I realize it may not be everyone's cup of tea.

And yeah, it's mentioned more than once that Rue is black.

Date: Wednesday, March 28th, 2012 08:03 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] bagfish
Totally agree with you. It's very clear in the book that Rue and Thresh are black.

I spent some time reading a Tumblr which documents racefail Hunger Games tweets (http://hungergamestweets.tumblr.com/) which is really interesting. I think that this whole furore has actually brought the whole "default white" casting thing out in the open which is good as it's actually being discussed and the "default whiters" are being challenged which can only be a good thing.

I loved the book btw, and thought the film was fantastic.

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