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  • Mood: Disbelief
  • Listening to: Dance Me to the End of Love / The Civil Wars
  • Reading: The Three Musketeers
  • Watching: Tron Legacy
  • Eating: Chocolate
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I guess I made this journal because I really can't believe the ignorance of some people.
Trawling the internet I found two shocking things: firstly, the article below about J-Law and her weight, and another saying how fans of the book had said that thirteen year old Amandla Stenberg, who played Rue, ruined the movie because she's black.

I can't believe actual bonafide fans (or decent human beings) would say this, simply because in the book the character of Rue is actually described as having dark skin and hair, and Collins herself said publicly that Rue and Thresh from District 11 are African Americans. I know that there's been a lot of uproar over Lenny Kravitz playing Cinna (and I'll be the first to admit, I pictured him differently when I read the books - I saw something much like burdge's Cinna) but so long as they play the characters well and do the message behind this important story justice, who really cares?

And as for Jennifer being too fat to plat Katniss...:iconverynotimpressedplz: I think she's a talented actress, HG aside, extremely grounded and has a great figure. Plus, her saying she's happy with the way she looks is a much better example for teens today than the constant message that we're given - that we need to be a certain shape or weight to be attractive. And I don't think anyone who has seen the GQ swimwear shoot Lawrence did, can ever say she's unattractive.

Article--->www.thejanedough.com/jennifer-…

What do you guys think on both counts? Does is matter that Jennifer isn't malnourished enough to play the girl on fire? And what about other fans saying Rue shouldn't have been black?
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Grey-Midnight Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
While a "malnourished" Jen would've hit home on the image Katniss is supposed to portray, it would not have been very healthy for the actress. I know Liam Hemsworth went on a somewhat crazy "one meal a day" diet, but honestly, with all the running and physical exertion Jen was expected to do for the film, malnourishing herself would've been a big mistake.

When I hear people complain about Rue's color, I get very annoyed if they do not do it in a calm manner. It's perfectly okay to imagine characters looking different from the casting (I honestly imagined nearly everyone differently) and comment on it, but it's not okay to scream about it in all-caps, excessive swearing, and bad grammar. Plus, when the complaining is about a character's race, it gets worse, just because race can be such a touchy subject for many people.

My conclusion is that sometimes, people just need to calm down.
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blackcat1806 Mar 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really? Ok, I kinda get what the people are complaining about, but if you think about it Katniss and her family were probably better fed than anyone else in 12, yeah the book said they almost starved to death once, when she was younger, but since then she's been hunting and trading. I think Jennifer looked fine, In fact I wish I looked like her, She made a really great Katniss! Even if she did look half starved people would be complaining that she's too skinny and weak looking to even make it through one day of the games.

As for the the Rue/Cinna controversy, did those people even pay attention when they read the book, if they even did? All they were paying attention to was the love triangle part of the story, I mean if all you got out of it was "Oh good she ended up with peeta", then they need to read it again and actually pay attention to everything else.

Sorry if that was kinda ranty, but these controversy's are stupid and shouldn't even be a problem. I didn't even know about the Jennifer Lawrence one, I thought she did an awesome job!
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