One of the messages behind The Hunger Games is that the people in The Capitol focus on the love triangle between Katniss, Gale, and Peeta, and don't realize how barbaric the games are. It's a chilling commentary on the blindness of people in the manipulation of media. However, what people talk quite a lot about when discussing Hunger Games the book, is whether or not Katniss should get with Gale vs. Peeta. People have missed the commentary, and replicated what Suzanne Collins is mocking.
Marina and The Diamonds released an album called, "Electra Heart," which was a concept album about how society views women. There's songs dedicated to each 'archetype,' of girl, songs discussing how women are glossed over and judged singularly on their beauty instead of talent, and songs where Marina sings about how women are pitted against each other in a way that men aren't. When people reacted to the album, they mocked how Marina was dressed in the music videos, how she sounded like Lana Del Rey, dissed her for not being a "real singer," and dismissed her as a silly girl. It was hilarious, and unfortunate.
I've been looking for a word to describe this situation, and the closest I've got is, "Irony."
A state of affairs or an event that seems deliberately contrary to what one expects and is often amusing as a result.
While this is very descriptive of the situation for the rest of us who are in on the joke, I'm looking for a word that summarizes the situation as it applies to the person making the mistake, as in
Janie read The Hunger Games and agonized about if Katniss would be happier with Gale, or with Peeta. Margret also read The Hunger Games, and told Janie she was being absolutely __