Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations

'Hunger Games' threatened legal action against humanitarians

hungar games_0.jpg
The Associated Press
/
A fan of the 'Hungar Games' makes a play off of a character's names - a play off the title of the movie got Oxfam threatened with a lawsuit.

The film company Lionsgate, which produced the blockbuster movie based on books about a post-apocalyptic, oppressive and divided America where the poor are starving, abused and also enlisted for gladiator-like sport, threatened to sue Oxfam for riffing off the popular movie to launch its campaign “Hunger is Not a Game.”

Read more on Humanosphere.

The host of the Humanosphere community is Tom Paulson, who spent 22 years reporting on science and medicine at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Tom was one of the first daily news reporters to cover the topic of “global health” (a much-debated label which he discusses the merits of on the Humanosphere website).