This is a blog about the white-washing of Katniss Everdeen, Gale Hawthorne, Haymitch Abernathy, and the rest of the Seam in the Hunger Games movie adaptations. The books presented an interesting view of racism and colorism, with the darker olive-skinned Seam class confined to the lower-paying mining jobs within District 12. This was negated with the casting of Jennifer Lawrence and Liam Hemsworth. While we do not doubt Jennifer's acting ability, this was a great opportunity for an undiscovered POC actor to receive a major role in a major series for teens. At the very least, Lionsgate should have given POC a chance to audition for the role. Instead, they severely limited their casting choices by specifically calling for "Caucasian" actors to audition for the role. We will also be discussing other racism issues in The Hunger Games fandom on this blog.
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This blog is run by Quentin and Iman. Quentin is white, so if they do anything privileged, they will take it as a favor if you call them out (although they have decided to let others do most of the talking and just to post things like artwork). Thanks!