Peter Dinklage Bashes Disney Over 7 Dwarfs

While we understand Peter Dinklage being upset upset about the depiction of small people in cinema, the very wealthy actor might be getting in the way of less successful small actors getting work.

Disney has released a statement following Peter Dinklage’s criticism of the upcoming live-action adaptation of Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs.

The Game Of Thrones actor, who has a form of dwarfism called achondroplasia, previously accused Disney of double standards for pushing a racially diverse cast while reaffirming harmful stereotypes about disabilities.

Speaking on Marc Maron’s WTF podcast, Dinklage said: “No offence to anything but I was a little taken aback by… they were very proud to cast a Latino actress as Snow White, but you’re still telling the story of Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs.

“Take a step back and look at what you’re doing there. It makes no sense to me. You’re progressive in one way but you’re still making that fucking backward story of seven dwarves living in the cave. What the fuck are you doing, man? Have I done nothing to advance the cause from my soapbox? I guess I’m not loud enough.”

Disney has since issued a statement, confirming they’re taking a “different approach” to the dwarf characters in the remake.

“To avoid reinforcing stereotypes from the original animated film, we are taking a different approach with these seven characters and have been consulting with members of the dwarfism community,” the statement reads.

“We look forward to sharing more as the film heads into production after a lengthy development period.”

According to casting sheets seen by TheWrap, the remake will replace dwarfs entirely with “magical creatures”. Disney is believed to be looking for voice actors for the characters.

Rachel Zegler (West Side Story) will play Snow White in the remake, alongside Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman) as the Evil Queen. Marc Webb (The Amazing Spider-Man, 500 Days Of Summer) will direct the project.

The remake is the latest Disney classic to receive the live-action treatment, following Beauty And The Beast, The Jungle Book, Aladdin, The Lion King, and Dumbo. A release date for Snow White has yet to be announced.

6 comments

  • I agree. Small people should be totally removed from all cinema and TV forever.

  • I suppose all these “magical creatures” will be gay,transgender or cross dressers !!!!!

  • Disney is renaming one of the dwarfs, he will be Wokey

  • Peter Dinklage just wants to be relative so he’s picking a fight over nothing. How stupid!!!!! It’s make believe!!!! People have completely lost their minds.

  • Geronimo Antonio Schmidt

    I like Peter Dinklage, but the Dwarfs in fairy tales are mythical creatures from Germanic/Nordic folklore and not people that suffer any genetic problems.
    Stereotypes exits because of cumulative experience. I realize not all American blacks are criminals, some Germans are funny , not all Scots are frugal and not all Irishmen are drunks….well maybe, But Peter has made a career exploiting the dwarf stereotype, so he is in no position to criticize.
    The way I see it, the more stereotypes, the more jobs are available to those who fit the bill.

    • HE IS THE FIRST DWARF THAT HAS COMPLAINED SINCE 1938…………HE REALLY MUST FEEL SORRY FOR HIMSELF…

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