On Jezebel, Dodai Stewart points to the Hunger Games Tweets, a blog dedicated to exposing "the Hunger Games fans on Twitter who dare to call themselves fans yet don't know a damn thing about the books." It also exposed an incredible amount of racism from people disappointed that the book's black characters were portrayed in the movie by black actors.
From the blog:
Here's what scares me...
All these... people... read the Hunger Games. Clearly, they all fell in love with and cared about Rue. Though what they really fell in love with was an image of Rue that they'd created in their minds. A girl that they knew they could love and adore and mourn at the thought of knowing that she's been brutally killed.
And then the casting is revealed (or they go see the movie) and they're shocked to see that Rue is black. Now... this is so much more than, "Oh, she's bigger than I thought". The reactions are all based on feelings of disgust.
These people are MAD that the girl that they cried over while reading the book was "some black girl" all along. So now they're angry. Wasted tears, wasted emotions. It's sad to think that had they known that she was black all along, there would have been [no] sorrow or sadness over her death.
There are MAJOR TIE-INS to these reactions and the injustices that we see around the world today. I don't even need to spell it out because I know that you're all a smart bunch.
This is a BIG problem. Think of all the murdered children. Think of all the missing children that get NO SCREEN TIME on the news.
It is NOT a coincidence.
THIS is the purpose of my blog... and to also point out shitty reading comprehension. LOL
|Why Peter Shankman Loves His Haters (And Why You Should Love Yours Too)|
|'Nerd' and 'Geek' Should Be Banned, Professor Says|
|Rabbis' Wives: "Don't Mix and Mingle with Arabs"|
|Why I hate being Sixteen|
|“Without any security company in the world recognizing that it even existed.”|
|“The Amish use us as an experiment.”|
|“Every human being on this planet will be completely redundant within a decade.”|
|Japanese Robot Serves Ice Cream From Inside a Vending Machine|
|Fake Name Generator|
|CaptchaTweet: Write Tweets in Captcha Form|
|“Single use forever launch clock.”|
|“The company’s ambition, its ruthlessness, and its lack of a moral compass scare me.”|
|When the Wrong Hastag Can Get You Killed by an Assassination Drone|
|How to Avoid Jury Duty|
|Amateur-Built Electric Car Going After Record Set by Tesla|
|“Any person, organization or government serious about web security should return to plain-text.”|