Monday, March 26, 2012
Media Moments:"Hunger Games" Cast Subjected to Racist Attacks In Shocking Tweets!
As students of a Women and the Media course, one can only feel happy to see that African American women and men are being given, not "black roles" but an "equal role" in current films like "Hunger Games," knowing that they have been underepresented in the media, and have not been given many major roles, let alone two. However, the so-called fan's of "Hunger Games" tweets beg to differ: Hunger Games Cast Subjected to Racist Attacks In Shocking Tweets Biggoted fans objected to the characters;Stenberg and Okeniyi being "darker" than what the book portrayed them to be. One of the most outrageous tweets was;"Why did the producer make all the good characters black?" I wonder if the dissaproval of these actors will affect their future appearances in the sequel or other major films, but hopefully it will be outweighed by supporting audiences.
Posted by Stephanie Gomez at 10:48 PM