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.
THIS IS MISINFORMATION.
The race was left ambigious for a very good reason - and Katniss’s family proves that she isn’t a “WoC” and can be seen as very racially ambiguous still. Her mother and sister are really white, blonde, and blue eyed.
So there are two things we can take from this: She’s mixed race or she’s white with a southern european skin tone that’s very prominent in Italy, Spain, Greece, etc.
So no, Anita isn’t tactful at ALL. This photo was on the original website before the movie was produced. So even if she was a minority character, she looks extremely white-passing.
Here’s even an article where the author and the director discuss their casting.
Go educate yourselves, you twits.