(ConservativeInsider.org) – In recent years, Disney has been revamping its classic movies through a variety of live-action remakes. But, audiences haven’t always fawned over these new releases like they did with the originals. The latest remake to head into pre-production, “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” is now under fire for its portrayal of dwarfs.
On Monday, January 24, Game of Thrones actor Peter Dinklage, who was born with a type of dwarfism, spoke with Marc Maron on the podcast WTF about Disney’s latest live-action remake. He emphasized the fact that Disney’s use of dwarfs in the story is “backward,” and hoped the company could come up with something else with a “cool or progressive spin” instead.
After this public criticism, Disney said it was consulting with members of the dwarfism community while making the film. Newsmax shared more from Disney’s statement:
''To avoid reinforcing stereotypes from the original animated film, we are taking a different approach with these seven characters," a Disney spokesperson told the New York Post, of its live-action remake of ''Snow White and the Seven Dwarves.'' https://t.co/dQMNEpHb50
— Newsmax (@newsmax) January 26, 2022
The movie is set to begin filming this summer in Europe, but if Dinklage’s criticism of how the dwarfs are portrayed gains steam, it could push back the timeline or cause the production to be canceled altogether.
If Disney cuts dwarfs from its list of appropriate characters because it’s politically correct, it would likely have to nix other beloved films from its collection. Movies like Shrek, the Wizard of Oz, and Dumbo all feature characters that were considered “outcasts” in their day. They also taught generations of children and adults it was okay to be different. Let’s hope cancel culture and wokeism don’t put a stop to those valuable lessons.
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