Hunger Games star claps back at Rachel Zegler troll

Daisy Phillipson
Rachel Zegler in The Hunger Games prequel

Amid the ongoing Snow White controversy, Rachel Zegler’s The Hunger Games co-star has jumped in to defend her and clap back at a troll. 

Unless you’ve been living off-grid for the past couple of months, you will have heard about the Rachel Zegler Snow White controversy. Back in August, a 2022 interview of the star did the rounds online, in which she slammed the original animated Disney classic, described the prince as a “stalker,” and joked about cutting male lead Andrew Burnap’s scenes.

Even before the tumult, Disney faced heavy criticism for casting Zegler – who is of Colombian and Polish descent – for the titular role of its upcoming Snow White live-action movie. Similar to the backlash it received for casting Halle Bailey in The Little Mermaid

There’s been so much hate-fuelled chat online, it appears Zegler’s The Hunger Games co-star has had enough. 

Hunger Games star claps back at Rachel Zegler troll

Tom Blyth, who is appearing in the upcoming The Hunger Games prequel The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes as a young Coriolanus Snow, jumped to the defense of Zegler. 

Over on Instagram, one user shared the following comment on a post: “Can you deliver a message for me? Tell @rachelzegler that Snow White is going to suck.” To which Blyth replied: “Can you do me a favor and get a f*cking life?”

Fans have shared plenty of praise for the actor’s response, with one writing on X/Twitter: “Tom Blyth having Rachel Zegler’s back like that was real king behavior of him.”

“Oh he had to end the troll,” said another, while a third added: “He was so right for this.” A fourth chimed in: “That’s President Snow. Can’t wait to see Tom absolutely slay it in the new film. His chemistry with Rachel will be so good. Go Tom.”

To find out more about The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes, head here, and you can read more about the Rachel Zegler Snow White controversy below: 

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