'Hunger Games' Star Reacts to Racist Attacks
1 year ago
And does so with class
Amandla Stenberg, the young black actress who took on the role of Rue in the highly-anticipated hit movie The Hunger Games, has responded to the racist criticism she received upon it's release.
Despite her character being described as having "dark brown skin" in the original book, from which the film was adapted, many audience members were left not only confused, but angered by her being black.
"Fans" of the story, who clearly failed at reading comprehension, took to their Twitter accounts to write things like: "why does rue have to be black? not gonna lie, kinda ruined the movie."
However, even at just 13 years old, Stenberg was able to respond with class and poise.
She said, “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.”