Much has been made of the shocking tweets about the race of the girl who portrayed Rue. It has been discussed plenty so I won’t go into detail. But I am referring to the slew of racist tweets from angry idiots that a black actor played Rue even though her character in the book is described as being “dark-skinned”. I am not aware of any official comment made by Suzanne Collins on this topic. While I can appreciate that she would not want to add fuel to this ugly fire, I think only she has the clout to tell these dummies to shove it. As Doris W. said, “It was disheartening.”

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