The movie adaptation of John Green’s bestselling “The Fault in Our Stars” might not hit theaters until next summer, but this morning fans of the novel have been given an early Christmas present: the release of the movie’s poster.
The poster, which premiered exclusively on BuzzFeed, features Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort as Hazel Grace Lannister and Augustus Waters, two teens who meet at a cancer support group and fall in love.
We love that the marketing team included Hazel’s cannula, the tube that allows oxygen to get to her lungs, but not all fans are crazy about the poster. While fans of the book can attest that Hazel and Gus would laugh over the clever line, which reads “One Sick Love Story,” some are crying foul and calling it tasteless.
Fans might not agree on the poster, but one thing we can all agree on is how much cancer sucks. Thankfully, there are plenty of ways you can take action right now:
+ Pre-Order Esther Earl’s Book
Although Esther Earl didn’t inspire Hazel’s character, the teenager did inspire Green. Earl passed away in 2010, but her story lives in on a new book coming out in January. You can pre-order her book now, and all the proceeds will go directly to the This Star Won’t Go Out Foundation. Earl’s parents founded the organization in hopes that they would be able to help other families whose children are living with cancer.
+ Lop off Your Locks
Woodley made headlines earlier this year when she lopped off her gorgeous locks and donated them to Children with Hair Loss. The organization provides free wigs to children who have lost their hair due to “cancer, burns or other medical conditions.” If you have hair to spare, consider rocking a new, shorter ‘do in the new year!
+ Ask for Donations for Your Favorite Cancer-Fighting Org
Given the holiday season, you’ve probably been asked what’s on your Christmas list approximately 100 times in the last week or two. Instead of asking for that thing you’ve just got the have, why not ask your friend or family member to make a donation to your favorite cancer-fighting organization? Organizations like Stand Up 2 Cancer and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society will put your money to good use, and you’ll have some good karma points in the bank. Best Christmas ever, right?
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