Tuesday, March 27, 2012
You can't keep a good racist down
- Ben said...
You know Ed, I'm really worried about these comments, because it's not common grounds for cinema fans. I'm implicated in both the cinema fans and the readers community and it's the first time I see this. This comes from the readers.
I've read the first tome of The Hunger Games and it's well implied that Rue is black. She is described as dark skinned. Now why the hell would Hunger Games fans would take offense to that? I have no clue and that's what worries me. To me, it was both a high emotional point of the novel and the movie. Lenny Kravitz was also very good in carrying the empathy and the sobriety of his character Cinna. The origin of these comments is worrisome to me.
- 7:51 AM
- Jeff P said...
This doesn't surprise me at all. Racism has been making a comeback since technology made it easier to be anonymous via the internet, Twitter, etc. Things people kept to themselves are now out in the public eye on a regular basis.
It especially doesn't surprise me after someone a week or so ago shared a photo on Facebook of the back of an SUV carrying a sticker w/ the Obama "O" and colors saying, "Don't re-NIG in 2012". Beyond the pale, if you ask me. But becoming more and more common.
- 9:57 AM