I said I’m only human.
should have known, living in a storm
you’d act like thunder and shift your form
This is in the defense of all Peeta Mellark/Josh Hutcherson fans.
It’s gotten to a point where I need to say something.
Whenever something Catching Fire related comes out that has to do with Peeta, there is always and I mean ALWAYS a bunch of people talking shit about not only him, but Josh as well.
The only reason people give for hating on Josh so much is because he’s “ugly.” Wow, what a good reason to make fun of someone *side eye* that doesn’t sound superficial at all. I can understand if you don’t like his acting based on a good example of where it is shown (NOT A SHITTY SCREENPLAY), but to actually sit here and say you don’t like him because he isn’t your definition of attractive?
The problem I have with this is that this is everything that is wrong with our world. Disliking someone for how they look, not who they are.
Josh has done nothing publicly offensive to make anyone dislike him for who he is. Josh Hutcherson is a genuine man. You can make fun of his height or how his head looks square, but he has shown people that he knows how to respect others and he’s just a sweet and loving guy - who also has a sensitive side.
Since when was it a crime to be sensitive? Since when did being sensitive or passive aggressive automatically make someone weak?
This brings me to the topic of Peeta Mellark. You might be thinking, well she’s just another crazy fan and you’d be thinking right. I love Peeta Mellark. More than any other character in the series. To me, he is the symbol of strength because of everything he had endured as a child and everything he loses in his future.
Yes, he’s fictional. BUT THE STUFF THAT HAPPENED TO PEETA (aside from the games), HAPPENS TO REAL PEOPLE. There are abused children and there are orphans in our world, who might see Peeta as their beacon of hope - that some day they too can be happy. That someday they too can overcome their struggle.
Peeta is the hope for this entire series, in my opinion, and even if you’re not a big fan of his character, I wish you would see why the fans are really nervous about Catching Fire.
In the first movie, Peeta’s character was completely diminished Gary Ross made him a flat character when he’s one of the most important characters in the entire damn thing. There was literally nothing to him and Josh did the best with what he had. Josh is our Peeta.
But listen up,Peeta is more then just a handsome, smooth talking, pretty boy - he’s a strong, compassionate, selfless man.
He has so many demons to fight all on his own, yet he’s focused on saving other people and he’d give his life for people he hardly even knows. Even when he knows that Katniss kissed Gale and might possibly have true feelings for him…. PEETA IS STILL WILLING TO GIVE HIS LIFE FOR HER. He puts his broken heart aside and still focuses on protecting her because even though he didn’t get what he wanted, that didn’t change how he cared for her.
People are always making fun of Peeta - a genuine character who has done nothing, but show tender love towards those who have lost hope.
Every time something is released by Lionsgate, someone is poking fun at Peeta and it’s just really annoying because his character actually means something to people.
And you know what? That’s not crazy. That’s what books are supposed to do. They are supposed to make you find that character you can relate to and follow their path and feel their emotion and that’s why you connect with books. It’s not because of the mystical settings or the cool outfit descriptions - it’s because of the characters.
So, you can dislike Peeta or not care for him, but you sure as hell should respect him.
Victors from District Twelve