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The 10 Most Racist Hunger Games Tweets

Submitted by on April 11, 2012 – 12:09 pm5 Comments

Sigh. Things like this just show that this country still has a lot of work to do when it comes to race relations. Recently, a whole bunch of  people who saw the new movie, Hunger Games, were very surprised that Rue, Thresh, and Cinna were black in the movie. And they took to their Twitter accounts to express their disgust.

We could see fans of the movie being disappointed if the characters listed above were described as pale-skinned individuals in the book and they turned out to be black in the movie. But, that’s not what happened. In actuality, Rue is described like this in the book: “She has bright, dark eyes and satiny brown skin.” Likewise, Thresh’s skin color is also explained. “The boy tribute from District 11, Thresh, has the same dark skin as Rue.” And while Cinna’s race is never defined, how can anyone doubt Lenny Kravitz‘s appeal?

Nonetheless, the tweets just seemed to get more and more racist as the movie grew in popularity. Take a look for yourself and check out the 10 most racist Hunger Games tweets.

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