If only someone in the industry had the guts to actually give this garbage the ridicule it deserves.
Actor Peter Dinklage is questioning the upcoming live-action remake of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” saying it “makes no sense” why Disney is retelling the “backwards story.”
“No offense to anybody, I was a little taken aback when they were very proud to cast a Latina actress as Snow White. 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,” said Dinklage.
“You’re progressive in one way and you’re still making that f—ing backwards story about seven dwarfs living in a cave together, what the f— are you doing man?” Dinklage added. “Have I done nothing to advance the cause from my soapbox? I guess I’m not loud enough.”
“All love and respect to the actress and the people who thought they were doing the right thing, but I’m just saying, what are you doing?” the actor added. “And if you tell the story of Snow White with the most f—— up, cool, progressive spin on it, let’s do it. All in. But I don’t know.”
Should I even ask what Dinklage who (if you don’t know), is very short, would think is the “cool, progressive spin”?
To state the obvious, dwarfs or dwarves are a European mythological entity, as distinguished from very short people, whatever the current politically correct identity politics term you’re supposed to use for this right now may be.
They’re as fictional as elves, giants or fairies. Objecting to the depiction of dwarves because you’re short is as ridiculous as complaining about the depiction of giants because you’re tall. Should I have veto power over movies depicting giants now?
Zegler, at best, has a mother from Latin America, so the Latino part is debatable and isn’t casting a “Latino” actress in a German fairy tale cultural appropriation anyway?
If we’re playing by any kind of consistent rules, we should be casting someone with pure German blood. That would be pretty Nazi-ish, but that’s the current insane state of the industry in which there are racial quotas and objections to the depiction of dwarves.