Rue actress reacts to racist criticism

Amandla Stenberg who plays Rue has responded very diligently to her the racist criticism she had receive over playing Rue, in which fans were angry over not casting a white female.
She said in a statement “As a fan of the books, I feel fortunate to be part of ‘The Hunger Games’ family,” the 13-year-old . “It was an amazing experience; I am proud of the film and my performance. I want to thank all of my fans and the entire ‘Hunger Games’ community for their support and loyalty.” 

Isabelle Fuhrman, another cast member who plays tribute Clove has came to the defence of Amandla, “I think Amandla was fantastic in it, and she’s so beautiful. She’s exactly how I imagined her to be. I think it’s just terrible. She’s such an amazing actress and she’s so sweet.” She added, “I guess people read things differently and imagine things different, but I think she was the perfect choice for Rue.” 

Amandla certainly has responded in a great way to the criticism and is the perfect choice for Rue.
What do you guys think about this?