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A Katniss Barbie and Standing Up to PETA (not Peeta)



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Rebecca Cusey writes:

Tired of overly pretty, brainless, wimpy Barbie? Feel like reenacting the struggles of Panem with Katniss? Want to relive the Hunger Games?

Apparently, Mattel is introducing Katniss Everdeen as a doll!  (The toy-makers somehow captured her look and essence, didn’t they?)

On an unrelated note, the actress who played Katniss, Jennifer Lawrence, recently fought back against PETA in a Rolling Stone interview. The animal-rights organization has criticized the actress for her on-screen depiction of hunting and squirrel skinning. (After all, the movie could’ve been a lot shorter had she just starved to death!) 

This was her refreshing response:

“I should say it wasn’t real, for PETA. But screw PETA.”



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