Josh Hutcherson thinks alcohol, like war, is fit for teens

Apr 12, 2012 at 6:25 p.m. ET

Should America's legal drinking age be lowered for 18-year-olds? The Hunger Games' heartthrob Josh Hutcherson thinks alcohol should be allowed.

Josh Hutcherson thinks the legal drinking age should be loweredThough the legal age limit to purchase alcohol is 21 in America, sometimes it doesn't seem to be enough to stop teenagers from participating in underage drinking. Is it a lost cause? Should the legal drinking age be changed?

A few stars of The Hunger Games seem to think so. At 19 years old, Josh Hutcherson -- who plays District 12's Peeta Mellark in the hit movie -- had a word about the controversial matter.

"I think the age to go to war is 18, so I think the drinking age should be 18 as well," he told TMZ just before hopping into a taxi last night. "That makes sense to me."

One other Tribute is making his opinion known -- accidentally, at least. Alexander Ludwig -- who plays Cato, the cutthroat Career Tribute -- was seen leaving The Sayers Club in Hollywood on Tuesday night. Not only was the 19-year-old spotted at the 21+ hot spot by paparazzi, but his leave also caught the attention of the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control.

The Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control told TMZ that The Sayers Club has a Type 48 license, meaning that only those 21 and older are allowed to enter.

Robbie McKay, Director of Communications for Sayers, stated that when security spotted the underage actor inside the club, he was asked to leave. Nevertheless, the Department of ABC has opened up an investigation of The Sayer Club altogether.

For the record, Ludwig hails from Canada, where certain provinces allow patrons under 21 at bars. But it's not like this is the first time a youngster has frequented the 21+ nightlife. And Hutcherson does have a point.

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