Lucy In the Sky with Diamonds: In regards to one of my recent posts, I want to come out with a statement
For the record, I don’t think all people who don’t want Jesse as Finnick are racists. In my crusade I was met with a lot of people who immediately challenged my fancasting with “But Finnick is WHITE.” No where in the book is Finnick’s race every mentioned. Additionally, people started saying things like “but Finnick is Blonde Haired, Blue Eyed, Tan and probably Irish.” Tan and Irish do not go hand in hand and Finnick is the opposite of “blonde and blue eyed,” he is “dark bronze” haired and has eyes that are “incredible sea green.” But because Finnick is clearly written as a highly desirable character in the books, people projected what they they see as highly desirable “a blonde hair blue eyed Zac Efron.” It’s a book, it’s open to people’s interpretation. In fact, I’ve hear bronze interpreted as RED by some people, which I just totally disagree with since red haired people just BY NATURE DO NOT TAN. Sorry, that’s a natural 100% fact.
ANYWAY, this is all to say, it’s ok if Jesse is not the Finnick you have in mind, just don’t try to say it’s because “Finnick is white” or “Jesse looks nothing like Finnick.” Finnick is a character, he’s whatever anyone wants to see him as given the description Suzanne Collins gave us. Jesse is just as viable a candidate as any of the names I’ve seen, and IN MY OPINON matches the physical description of Finnick more than any other actor I’ve seen in the running.
Some people have been upset that I have admitted which actors I would like or wouldn’t like to see play Finnick Odair in Catching Fire. Specifically, I have been called a “racist bitch” because I said I didn’t think Jesse Williams was appropriate for the role. Now, if you’ll read my post, you’ll…