Several actors who were born with dwarfism are blasting ultra-woke Disney for removing the dwarfs from its new re-make of the story of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
Little person actor Dylan Postl, for instance, is furious that Disney has “taken away’ roles from actors like himself.
"These are roles made for actors of my stature… I can't go for the Harrison Ford or the George Clooney roles."
— Piers Morgan Uncensored (@PiersUncensored) July 17, 2023
Per The Blaze:
Postl, a 37-year-old actor, podcaster, and former WWE Champion, appeared on “Uncensored with Piers Morgan” to debate the exclusion of dwarfs from the upcoming Disney film. A dwarf himself, Postl said the roles were “taken away because ‘progression’,” before exclaiming, “It’s not right!”
The controversy comes from fellow dwarf and actor Peter Dinklage, known widely for his role as Tyrion Lannister in “Game of Thrones,” lambasting Disney in 2022 for making the movie. While Dinklage praised the character of Snow White being cast as a Latina woman, he took broader issue with the idea of the dwarf characters in general:
“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 then you’re still making that f***ing backward story about seven dwarfs living in a cave together? What the f*** are you doing, man? Have I done nothing to advance the cause from my soapbox? I guess I’m not loud enough.”
Famed actor Peter Dinklage also spoke up on this issue, but he had the opposite take, saying that the story — and Disney’s 1930s animated classic — is “an insult” to little people.
Commentator Megyn Kelly blasted Dinklage for his claims against the story and Disney and acused him of destroying roles for other dwarfs.
“Peter Dinklage, probably the most famous little person in the world, had come out and called this an ‘effing backwards story’ last year, and that’s when Disney announced that they were going to replace the dwarves,” Kelly said on her “Megyn Kelly Show” podcast, according to Yahoo News. “So great job, Peter! You made all your money, you became the most famous dwarf in America, and then you ruined the acting roles that were available for six other dwarves who just want to work as paid actors like you did.”
All this comes on the tail of leaked photos of Disney’s remake which shows Snow White as a Hispanic female and her six companions being full grown men and one being a woman.