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MTV Movie Awards Blasted for Sexist Exclusion of Katniss Everdeen: ‘Not a Single Woman in the Hero Category’


“Hunger Games” fans demand that their favorite archer be added to the nominees’ slate

Are the MTV Movie Awards doing women wrong? So claims a newly launched online petition.

MTV is under siege by the signers of an online petition that blasts the network for only including male characters in its Best Hero category — and demands that “The Hunger Games” heroine Katniss Everdeen be included in the category.

“There is not a single woman in the Hero Category,” the petition fumes. “Don't let a strong woman like Katniss be overlooked!”

“It's important that women and girls know there's a hero out there representing them,” petition author Sophie Azran said. “Young women already have too few female heroes represented in film and television. We're constantly shown by the entertainment industry that men are brave, powerful, or successful, while women are often given supporting roles and weak characters.”

MTV has not yet responded to TheWrap's request for comment.

So far, the petition has amassed more than 11,000 signature, with a goal of 12,000 signature by Friday.



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