Dayo Okeniyi: Racist Comments and Fan’s Underwear

| April 3, 2012 | 2 Comments More

Dayo Okeniyi Thresh The Hunger Games Premiere

E! online asked Dayo Okeniyi for his thoughts on the ridiculously racist comments recently directed towards him and fellow Hunger Games actors, Lenny Kravitz, and Amandla Stenberg.

“I think this is a lesson for people to think before they tweet,” said Okeniyi, who plays Thresh in the movie. “It’s sad…We could now see where society is today. But I try not to think about stuff like that.

“Our movie did amazing numbers,” he continued. “The response has been so positive and I just want to stay in that mindset. Whatever happens like that, I can just let it fall by the wayside.”

And Okeniyi can keep appreciating the fans. He was recently sent a pair of underwear. “Someone asked me to sign it,” he laughed. “I did it, because I love my fans that much.”

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  1. EmberSC says:

    “It’s sad…We could now see where society is today.”

    And we wonder if the Hunger Games could happen in the real world. With that kind of attitude (racist tweets), it seems very possible.

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