Hey, E! News. Today you’ve made an enemy out of the Hunger Games fandom. Not that we were ever really friends, considering your show’s programming tends to be about the kind of subject matter that The Hunger Games criticizes. But we didn’t really ever call you out specifically.
Around lunch time, I was alerted to “brand new footage” to be shown at 7ET. If @ENews says it, then it must be so! Of course I was in a bit of a panic because, being on the west coast, this would be shown approximately when I’d be driving home from work. I called home so that it could be recorded since I’m fortunate enough to get east coast channels and was sure that when I came home I’d have new Catching Fire footage to obsess over.
Instead, I was treated to a Twitter feed full of disappointed tweets from my fandom friends. Yes, E! News made my fellow Hunger Games comrades sit through an hour and a half of 50 Shades of Grey news and people sitting around a table bashing celebrities’ fashion choices. For nothing.
No new Catching Fire footage was shown. Lionsgate did not give them an exclusive anything.
Next time, do not misrepresent the whole lot of nothing you’ve got. Do not try to stir up buzz over stuff we’ve already seen. Do not poke the sleeping bear that is this fandom pre-movie release. We are starved for news considering we’re in that so-close-yet-so-far period. And do not say you have something you can’t deliver.
You have been warned.
No one cares about your show anyway