Tag: Kaleb Nation
Amandla Stenberg (Rue), Dayo Okeniyi (Thresh), and Lenny Kravitz (Cinna) have all been recently the topic of racist tweets sent out by supposed ‘fans’ of the Hunger Games book series. These tweets are pretty awful, and quite ignorant of the actual books themselves. Amandla, Dayo, and Lenny should be seen as the amazing actors that they are in having helped to bring the Hunger Games story to life.
Yahoo: Although both Rue and Thresh are described as having “dark brown skin” in the book, some bigoted fans, oddly enough, object that both Stenberg and Okeniyi are black.
Complained one fan on Twitter: “Why does rue have to be black not gonna lie kinda ruined the movie.”
Added another ignorant fan: “Why did the producer make all the good characters black?”
“Why is Rue a little black girl? Stick to the book, dude,” said another.
For those of you who have seen Kaleb Nation‘s YouTube videos he enthusiastically responds to the racism with this fantastic video.