Katniss Everdeen: Person of Color.
Character: Slim, starving, dark-skinned, black-haired teenager.
Actress: Tall, busty, curvy, blond, white 20-something.
It’s not really whitewashing. White people can have olive skin. And why are you getting a bit rusted over and actress? They choose her because mostly her acting and somewhat similarity to Katniss.
I understand people have different ideas on how she should look, but it’s a bit unfair to call it ‘white-washing’
It’s whitewashing when Hollywood wouldn’t allow PoC actresses to audition -when actresses who actually fit Katniss’s description were not included in the casting call while white actresses who didn’t fit that description were allowed to audition (JLaw is a fantastic actress but decidedly not olive-skinned.)
If you weren’t aware, the casting call for THG specified white actresses only for Katniss - that’s whitewashing, given that there are plenty of PoC who fit Katniss’s physical description a lot better than Jennifer Lawrence, who are talented actors, and were not even allowed to try out for the role. That’s why people are getting “rusted” over the choice of actress - because no PoC were allowed to try out for the role, while someone who doesn’t look anything like Katniss was. (And that’s without mentioning the fandom uproar that happened when Beetee was cast - people have no problem with Liam Hemsworth or Woody Harrelson being cast as Gale and Haymitch despite not looking the part, but there was a huge uproar when a black man was cast as Beetee, and did you even see the outright racism on Twitter where a number of people protested Rue’s casting, having missed the fact that Rue is canonically black?)
That’s why people are upset. Because the casting process was white-washed - when you don’t allow PoC to even try out for parts where the characters canonically could be PoC, you’re white-washing the movie.
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