“”Why did the producer make all the good characters black?”
“Why does rue have to be black not gonna lie ruined the movie”
“EWW rue is black?? I’m not watching”
Those were some tweets that contained racism about two characters from The Hunger Games Movie, Rue and Thresh, that turned into scandal.
But instead of mad, Amadla Stenberg (played as Rue) and Dayo Okeniyi (played as Thresh), they took this thing pretty lightly.
In one interview, Amandla says, “As a fan of the books, I feel fortunate to be part of The Hunger Games family. It was an amazing experience; I am proud of the film and my performance. I want to thank all of my fans and the entire Hunger Games community for their support and loyalty.”
Dayo Okeniyi also response to this issue and give his best suggestion.
“I think this is a lesson for people to think before they tweet,” said Okeniyi, who plays Thresh in the movie. “It’s sad…We could now see where society is today. But I try not to think about stuff like that.”
“Our movie did amazing numbers,” he continued. “The response has been so positive and I just want to stay in that mindset. Whatever happens like that, I can just let it fall by the wayside.”
thumbs up, both of you!