Since the release of the movie, “The Hunger Games” last weekend, there have been a lot of racial tension directed toward the three Black cast members, especially the beautiful 13-year-old Amandala Stenberg who plays the character of Rue. The film grossed $155 million thus far, but “fans” took to twitter to express their displeasure with the fact that the beloved character was played by an African American girl. Stenberg fired back at her racist haters with this classy statement Wednesday:

“As a fan of the books, I feel fortunate to be part of The Hunger Games family…It was an amazing experience; I am proud of the film and my performance. I want to thank all of my fans and the entire Hunger Games community for their support and loyalty.”

It still boggles ones mind as to why this young actress received all of this hate and criticism when it clearly states in The Hunger Games books that Rue was a girl with dark brown skin.

The teen starlets’ name means power and she has shown her strength by not letting the negative attention she’s been receiving take make her stoop down to the level of her critics or downplay the amazing job she did in the movie.

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  • CurlySue

    She’s pretty much the cutest thing I’ve ever seen. And she seems to have a level head on her. She did a fantastic job in that movie and should feel nothing but pride. Haters gonna hate, and such.

  • CAsweetface

    This isn’t really a “snap back” like the post states. She’s definitely taking the high road with her succinct response I will say. Good for her!

    • TheBestAnonEver, Part 2

      I was confused about the title. She didn’t ‘snap’ back, she responded.

      I expect better from this blog.

    • CAsweetface

      right? @TheBestAnonEver i feel like they are posting things to get a rise out of us lately and I refuse to take the bait like many people have after I posted my comment.

    • willow

      Yeah, I’m still waiting on the snap back too… Glad she didn’t snap back…kudos to her people.

      I feel like Clutch has been doing the most to get readership. Not hating just making notes…

  • DeAnnR

    So much for our post racial sociey

  • apple

    Can I steal her ?! She’s so cute I’m Gona explode 0_O

  • Velma

    The practice of “whitening” blacks in Hollywood will ALWAYS continue as long as there are people who “go along”.

    • TheVoiceOfReason

      Ain’t that the truth. I still support her though.