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Old 03-26-2012, 11:57 AM
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Default I shouldnt be surprised but I am...

Or maybe just really saddened.....

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Old 03-26-2012, 12:01 PM
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I saw this on tumblr as well, so sad


I am so disappointed in some of the fans over this.. makes me sick to my stomach

I think the young actress who played rue did an amazing job and is a very lovely little girl!
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Old 03-26-2012, 12:03 PM
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Old 03-26-2012, 12:06 PM
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when we read books, we all have ideas as to what characters will look like in our heads.

but to totally dismiss the movie or use that kind of language or to hate on the actress/and the entire movie production over skin color I think is very hateful and wrong.

For example.. I always pictured Harry Potter not looking like Daniel Ratcliffe. His eyes were green for one lol and his hair messier and him taller
but I still think the HP movie producers and Dan Rad did an AMAZING job!
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Old 03-26-2012, 12:08 PM
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"I just pictured darker skin, I didn't take it all the way to black..."

What does that even mean? It also makes me sad that readers apparently need to be spoon-fed descriptions. An author has to overtly say THIS CHARACTER IS BLACK ?? I always pictured all three characters as black, including Cinna, although I'm not going to go back and sift through the books for descriptions of him because I am too lazy.

Besides, you can picture characters however you like, the books still exist without the movie.
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Old 03-26-2012, 12:13 PM
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Wow. Just wow. And we're supposed to be a civilized nation in the 21st century
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Old 03-26-2012, 12:16 PM
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Tbh I pictured Rue as being of first nation descent, but I am not shocked that they picked someone black and certainly not unhappy they did. I actually think she's got the perfect face for it, she's really cute and young and innocent looking
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That's depressing. And I don't know why but I thought Rue was described as black in the book?
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Old 03-26-2012, 12:26 PM
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O___O I had to seriously think about that, I honestly didn't even make the skin colour connection...
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I actually am shocked didn't realise so many YOUNG people would be so disgracefully racist and STUPID.Wtf! Everyone in that book was white to me but that's because I'm a skim reader.I saw the film and didn't care who was black,they could have made them ALL Black/Indian/Chinese as long as they got the story right I don't care!
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