“Katniss is very skinny… How much do you weigh?
I am so fucking happy that female celebrities are starting to call interviewers out on their bullshit.
do you know what sucks? having to constantly reassure the people i know that they’re beautiful despite their weight, both the light and the heavy, because neither extreme is apparently socially acceptable, and because even people of perfectly healthy weight feel that pressure, non-stop.
it also sucks that my friends have to do the same for me.
on only a very slightly different note, though, who the fuck does this interviewer think he is? there’s no reason to discuss her weight, and that was the most idiotic way to bring attention to such an incredibly off-topic subject. i have never read or watched The Hunger Games, but I do know what it’s called. I know the premise, and a surprising lot about the world.
Do you know why Katniss is probably ‘pretty skinny’? It’s because of STARVATION. They live in a dystopian world that makes CHILDREN fight one another for the lives of ADULTS, so that other people get to eat. It is literally one of the sickest ideologies of forced martyrdom I’ve ever heard of, and it horrifies me that the adults of that world ALLOW IT. Have even, apparently, turned it into a form of entertainment?
If Katniss is a beautiful person, it’s not because she’s skinny or fat, it’s because she would have been home free of being forced into a situation no child should be forced into, but instead she stepped up to take the place of someone she loved, never mind the fact that it’s not going to stop her sister from being chosen in the future.
Can I just…really emphasize something here? It is this girls OLDER SISTER who steps in to defend her. Not the adults of her family, not her mother, not any other adult who’d ever known her. It’s the sixteen year old girl who’s willing to potentially die to protect her.
The worst part of that is how it’s likely not to fucking matter, because there’s still five more years her name can be pulled from the fucking lottery, and let’s be honest, how many kids can there possibly be among a population that is constantly starving and in poor health? The worst part of that is how her sacrifice for her sister is the only thing that will prompt people to have a public outcry in the name of a child being harmed or threatened, and even then it’s only ONE child. The worst part is that their society has been like this for 74 years.
I did not mean for this to turn into a rant about the entire universe of The Hunger Games. But my point is, there are so many other issues in the story that you could interview an actor for their thoughts and opinions of, to receive thoughtful and hopefully informed answers for.
Why the fuck would you waste that opportunity to ask about weight?