The Hunger Games sparks racism row

  • Agencies, New Delhi
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  • Updated: Mar 27, 2012 18:20 IST
  • Miley's dress was a pleasant change from the usual evening gowns and dresses.

  • The film's protagonist Jennifer Lawrence oozed oomph in a shiny golden gown.

  • Cast member Leven Rambin in a plunging scarlet gown.

  • Actor Sylvester Stallone with wife Jennifer Flavin.

  • Actor Benjamin Bratt was also present at the premiere.

  • Actor Stanley Tucci arrives at the premiere of Lionsgate's The Hunger Games at Nokia Theatre LA.

  • Miley can't get her eyes off beau Liam Hemsworth.

  • Multi-talented Kelly Osbourne at the event.

  • Cast member Isabelle Fuhrman at the premiere.

  • Premiere of the Jennifer Lawrence-Liam Hemsworth starrer The Hunger Games.

Never mind that The Hunger Games got the third biggest opening ever along with several rave reviews, there are some fans who aren't happy.

Racist fans of the book by Suzanne Collins reportedly took to Twitter to vent their anger over an African-American girl being cast to play the character of Rue (played by Amandla Sternberg) in the film, according to Jezebel.

"Why does Rue have to be black," wrote one fan, whose Twitter page no longer exists. "Not gonna lie, kinda ruined the movie."

"Awkward moment when Rue is some black girl and not the innocent blonde girl you picture," wrote another user, whose account has also been deleted.

What's interesting is that the book actually describes Rue as having 'dark brown skin'.

The Hunger Games is the first of the trilogy written by Suzanne Collins, followed by Catching Fire and Mockingjay.

Amandla Sternberg as Rue

The Hunger Games is running in theatres now. For more on the racist Hunger Games tweets, head to Hunger Games Tweets, a Tumblr created to "expose the Hunger Games fans on Twitter who dare to call themselves fans yet don't know a damn thing about the books."

 

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