Feminist Frequency on race and casting for The Hunger Games
think HARD about that: not only did they white-wash Katniss, they EXPLICITLY PROHIBITED WoC TO AUDITION FOR THE ROLE OF KATNISS. Smells like blatant racism.
Can we focus on that last part? B/c white people will always come up with “well the white actor/actress was just the best one to audtition.” Well, yeah if that’s ONLY who auditioned.
Their theory of white actors/actresses being better doesn’t hold up if no one else if given the opportunity to even audition.
What I love about this is how Anita states right off the bat, that this is not about Jennifer Lawrence. This is about something much bigger than her. And she didn’t need to diss her to make the point. She sets hr aside, rolls up her sleeves, and tackles the bullshit head on.
Anita is actually incredibly brilliant and tactful as FUCK, and the fact that so many people want her head on a pike illustrates her point even more because if that. Seriously how the fuck could you get so mad at Anita Sarkeesian? Like holy shit.