Racists are upset over ‘The Hunger Games’

So the other day, I relented on the whole hoopla over The Hunger Games thing and went out and bought the first book in the trilogy. Apparently, you guys are really into the series. Turns out? The book is kind of awesome. Not gonna lie. It’s no Harry Potter, but at least it is leaps and bounds ahead of Twilight. Well, turns out that certain fans of the book are up in arms over the fact that the characters of Rue and Cinna are played by Amandla Stenberg and Lenny Kravitz, respectively. Why? Because they’re black and apparently the fact that they’re a different color infuriates them. Seriously. The Huffington Post reports:

“Why does Rue have to be black,” wrote one ignorant fan, whose Twitter page no longer exists. “Not gonna lie, kinda ruined the movie.”

“Awkward moment when Rue is some black girl and not the innocent blonde girl you picture,” wrote another user, whose account has also been deleted.

Of course, the occasion of The Hunger Games arriving in theaters isn’t the first time some fans were upset with the casting. Last year, after the character posters for The Hunger Games debuted — showing both Sternberg as Rue and Lenny Kravitz as stylist Cinna — reactions on the Internet were equally harsh.

“I thought she would be white,” wrote one fan.

Wait, what? Holy shit, you people are freaking racist. What, can you not connect to the characters because they’re black? Because if that’s the case, here’s a little newsflash for you: You are terrible people.

Lenny Kravitz and Amandla Stenberg

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