Apparently, people are angry that Rue is a black girl in the film for The Hunger Games. You’d really like to think that nowadays people aren’t as much of assholes and ignoramuses as they have shown themselves to be in “less understanding times”, but then you read shit like this:
why does rue have to be black not gonna lie kinda ruined the movie
Kk call me racist but when i found out rue was black her death wasn’t as sad
EWW rue is black?? I’m not watching
Sense when has rue been a nigger
HOW IN THE WORLD ARE THEY GOING TO MAKE RUE A FREAKIN BLACK BITCH IN THE MOVIE?!?!?!??! lolol not to be racist buuuuut… I’m angry now ;o
Never mind the fact that Rue is described as having “dark skin” in the book, and never mind the fact that it doesn’t really matter anyways in this movie whether or not a character is black or white. What exactly are these moviegoers angry about — the so-called loss of innocence in Rue’s character simply because she’s black? Does it suddenly mean that the girl over whom tears were shed is no longer worth the weeping? The point in the story, at least, is that a young girl is brutally killed at the hands of another kid, that despite her bravery and alliance with our protagonist, she still dies, but remains a beacon of inspiration for Katniss. And yet, some can only focus on such superficial issues.
Jezebel’s article does a good job of covering the story and probing into the issues at hand, and I highly recommend it.