the racist shit popping up because he is now actually, you know, getting backing from media outlets and being established as a fan favorite for being cast as finnick is gross as fuck. why do people tag their hate? i went in to a) read rumors about the casting process and b) stare at his beautiful face, not read your bullshit opinions.
sorry but he’s hotter than your faves and i can’t wait to bathe in your racist tears if he gets cast.
Can the racist Hunger Games “fans” realize that not everyone is going to be cast white? Yes, there are attactive and beautiful people of color too. They’re having a fit over the new Finnick Odair casting. Jesse Williams is perfect, suck my hijab.
Jesse Williams was not at all who I had in mind when I read Catching Fire/Mockingjay, but now I kind of want him to be cast as Finnick because of the shit storm it will undoubtedly cause. And because Jesse is really, really pretty and would actually be kind of perfect. I love the idea of Jesse as Finnick.
Shockingly there’s racewank over Jesse Williams (who hasn’t even been cast) potentially playing Finnick Odair in “Catching Fire” and “Mockingjay.” After browsing tags of fancasts, all I have to say is this:
Finnick is described in the books as having “tan skin,” “golden skin,” “bronze colored…
in the end if you don’t want jesse willaims for finnick for the specific reason that you want someone white and he is bad for the part because he is black then your opinons don’t really matter anyways because you are all 14 year old fucks.
I am so sick of this. Racists in the Hunger Games fandom are probably the minority, but their voices are loud and annoying, and worst of all, they just won’t go away! As I said before, I thought after the initial casting controversy with Cinna and Rue, the racists who were sceptical would…
“But Finnick Odair is an Irish name - he couldn’t feasibly be non-white. It’s impossible.”—Summary of comments made about casting for a series set hundreds of years into the future where researchers have already predicted society will be far more ethnically ambiguous and archaic notions such as ‘Irish-ness’ are likely irrelevant. Also, the letter ‘k’ is non-existent in the Irish alphabet to my understanding. (via themotormouth)
A spin-off where Finnick is Alex Pettyfer/Robert Pattinson/Zac Efron/whichever milquetoast actor you’ve been shipping yourself with for the last five years. Write yourself in as the mermaid/sea dragon hybrid who gives him back his legs or sanity or whatever.
Jesse can’t be Finnick because he doesn’t have bronze hair/long hair/(insert menial detail here), but (insert random white dude) just needs to put in some contacts and dye their hair and volia! Fits character description. Am I getting that right?
I support Jesse as Finnick. The people complaining about him didn't have shit to say when a white, blonde, busty girl was cast as Katniss Everdeen. Jesse could play the role perfectly and the unbelievers deserve to diaf.
Totally agreed. I think that Jennifer Lawrence did a great job even tho she didn’t totally match what we saw in our heads (Peeta… :/ but it’s ok!) I think that we need to get out of our heads and let Finnick Be great (copyright Kanye West)!! I think that Jesse would make him great!
I was joking about wanting Zac Efron, don't worry. Seeing Jesse Williams, I don't agree with him being Finnick. He's incredible in Grey's Anatomy and I respect him very much as an actor, I just don't personally see him as the part of Finnick. The same way I don't see Liam as Gale.
Totally understand. Everyone is entitled to see who they want as Finnick and at the end it’s not up to us but the casting directors! Obviously I want Jesse Williams but I’d still see the movie regardless of who they cast!
Can I just say that this campaign makes my heart sing? As soon as someone suggested this casting to me for the first time, I couldn't see a way it didn't make perfect sense! I really hope that this campaign isn't totally bogged down by the bullshit racism of previous campaigns before it, (see, Donald for Spiderman) and that people can come to see that Jesse Williams fits this role to an absolute tee!
thanks sooo much. I’m so grateful for all the support it’s getting!
“Well well well Mr. Williams. I did not know who you were before this post but let me just say on behalf of my instantly dropped panties, nice to meet you. If you don’t get the job, you are more than welcome to star in my own private adaptation of the Hunger Games I just happen to be hosting in my pants.”—TreatYoSelf From Jezebel
Jesse Williams is really hot and his freckles make him perfect for it I think…
See, I personally sort of imagined Finnick as having some Irish in him ‘cause of the sea green eyes (not to mention the name), so yes I thought he was probably (at least half white). Williams is half Swedish, can that not be enough to quiet the racists?
Jesse for Finnick!
There couldn’t be a much better choice out there.