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Old 06-15-2019, 10:32 PM
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Originally Posted by carrps View Post
What about the other side of this issue where a black character in a book is played by a black actor in the movie, and fans of the book get all upset because that (very sympathetic) character was played by an n-word?
The last time I remember that happening was with the character Rue from The Hunger Games. (In the book I thought it was clear she wasn't white but perhaps not as dark skinned as the actress in the movie.) I remember reading about the uproar over the actor's skin color online but I can't recall ever hearing someone complain about it in real life. Whenever I see an article about people being outraged about something online I really wonder how many people are really upset. I don't believe many people were at all upset about the skin color of the actress who played Rue.
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