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Disney responds to Peter Dinklage’s Snow White outrage

Disney has issued a response over its upcoming live-action Snow White remake following criticisms made by Peter Dinklage.

The Game of Thrones Emmy winner blasted the Disney remake during an interview on Marc Maron’s WTF podcast, calling out the fairytale’s “f–king backwards” depictions of dwarfs.

“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,” a spokesperson for Disney said in a statement to Variety.

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Disney has issued a response over its upcoming live-action Snow White remake following criticisms made by Peter Dinklage (Disney)

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

The live-action Snow White film is being directed by Marc Webb, best known for helming 500 Days of Summer and the Andrew Garfield-starring Amazing Spider-Man movies.

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West Side Story breakout Rachel Zegler is starring in the title role, with Gal Gadot also on board as the villainous Evil Queen.

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Golden Globes winning West Side Story actress Rachel Zegler will play Snow White in the live-action remake (20th Century Fox)

Dinklage said he was “a little taken aback” when the studio celebrated casting “a Latina actress as Snow White” despite telling a story with a problematic representation of dwarfs.

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“Take a step back and look at what you’re doing there. It makes no sense to me,” Dinklage said.

“You’re progressive in one way but then you’re still making that f–king backwards story about seven dwarfs living in a cave together, what the f–k are you doing, man?”

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The Game of Thrones Emmy winner blasted the Disney remake during an interview on Marc Maron’s WTF podcast, calling out the fairytale’s “f–king backwards” depictions of dwarfs (WireImage)

Dinklage continued, “Have I done nothing to advance the cause from my soap box? I guess I’m not loud enough. I don’t know which studio that is but they were so proud of it. All love and respect to the actress and all the people who thought they were doing the right thing. But I’m just like, what are you doing?”

Disney’s live-action Snow White will begin production this year. The studio has not yet announced a release date.

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