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Old 03-26-2012, 12:28 PM
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That's depressing. And I don't know why but I thought Rue was described as black in the book?
"And most hauntingly, a twelve-year-old girl from District 11. She has dark brown skin and eyes, but other than that, she's very like Prim in size and demeanor."

Suzanne Collins did say previously that Rue was African American.

I think it's totally fine if people didn't picture Rue as black.. Hell, you can picture Harry Potter looking like Shaq for all I care.
but to make such a negative racist stink over it I think is just awful
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Old 03-26-2012, 12:31 PM
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WOW.... WTF people?!

For the record, I thought the girl that played Rue was cute as a button. I didn't quite picture her as what we think of as "black" when I read the book, but when I saw her on screen I was like, "Oh, sure, that makes sense."
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Old 03-26-2012, 12:31 PM
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Honestly, I tend to not really think of characters and how they look much...that never really sticks with me. BUT, even if I DID picture Rue as a blond hair blue eyed girl (even though she was explicitly NOT according to the author description) being disappointed your image and the screen didnt match is one thing...saying things that are being said is a whole other ball game. I am just beyond words....makes sense though when you can MURDER a child and get away with it because they may have been up to something....
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Old 03-26-2012, 12:33 PM
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I think it's totally fine if people didn't picture Rue as black.. Hell, you can picture Harry Potter looking like Shaq for all I care.
but to make such a negative racist stink over it I think is just awful
Yeah, I don't really care what people pictured her as, NOTHING can excuse those comments.
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Old 03-26-2012, 12:38 PM
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The ones that really get me are the ones that say that the death scene wasn't as sad because she is black

..makes me depressed and kind of sick honestly.
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Old 03-26-2012, 12:39 PM
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Lots of characters in movies do not look how I pictured them. I don't crap my pants over it and reduce myself to being racist because I imagined it differently in my mind.
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The ones that really get me are the ones that say that the death scene wasn't as sad because she is black

..makes me depressed and kind of sick honestly.
Yes...those comments are just
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Old 03-26-2012, 12:41 PM
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I read that book so fast, so I didn't really pay attention to the character descriptions I guess. I know that Rue was dark colored, in my head I pictured like a Native American, or an Indian. I don't know why. Thresh has been my favorite for a while now, and I think his and Rue's actors are perfect. When I saw the trailer, I didn't even think about their skin color, it was just who they picked. I think Rue's actress is adorable and perfectly angel like and innocent looking. It sickens me to see those thoughts.

Ohhh no, you're totally not racist... saying that she isn't innocent looking because she isn't a white blonde kid isn't racist AT ALL.
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Old 03-26-2012, 01:02 PM
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Rue was exactly as I pictured her, she was precious and perfect for the role. People will always be ignorant idiots... unfortunately.
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Old 03-26-2012, 01:03 PM
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Wow..... That's..... Unreal? I don't even have words!!

Watched the movie last night and thought the girl who played Rue was perfect, sweet, innocent and nailed the character!!!

I also don't tend to visualize the characters a lot, but did have her pictured as African American....
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