I am not saying that the people who run Disney are utter morons. I’m thinking about it, but not saying it. Actually, they name the movie Snow White and the Seven Magical Creatures.
But, Snow is Hispanic and of the other seven, only one is a dwarf and the other six are both men and women who are full-sized. I suppose they will make the witch the hero in the movie and if they typecast the part, it will be played by Nancy Pelosi.
But, I want to help Disney out, I really do. I don’t want to see them lose another woke flop. This is what I propose. Disney writes me a check for one hundred million dollars and forget making this movie and they will cut their losses in half.
We all come out winning. But, let me just say this to the executives at Disney, and remember I am only saying this because I really care. Drugs kill, man.
Might I suggest you have a designated decision-maker? That person would have to forego the use of alcohol and cannot take a drag on the old crack pipe.
That way when some suggest making Cinderella with a bearded transgender in the lead role, that person could just veto doing the movie.
And while we are at it, what is with the Magic Kingdom? It sounds like colonialism to me. How about calling it the Magic Commune? Also, casting
Snow White with a Hispanic? Isn’t that cultural appropriation?
— Daily Mail US (@DailyMail) July 14, 2023
Disney opted to reconceptualize the seven dwarves after Dinklage expressed outrage over the idea of dwarves being in the film during a podcast with actor Marc Maron last year.
He said at the time:
“There’s a lot of hypocrisy going. Literally no offense to anyone, but I was a little taken aback when they were very proud to cast a Latina 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.”
In addition to the exclusive photos, the outlet reported on the state of the production. It noted that the images were taken as the film’s crew was shooting scenes in Bedfordshire, U.K. on Thursday.
The photos featured Snow White, played by someone standing in for Zegler, wearing her classic blue and yellow dress with a red cloak, while walking through a field with her fairy tale companions.
Dinklage added, “You’re progressive in one way, but then you’re still making that f—ing backwards story about seven dwarfs living in a cave together, what the f— are you doing, man?”
After the actor’s complaint, Disney provided a statement indicating they would take a “different approach” with the dwarves. The company said, “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 casting of Zegler had already generated controversy, as the actress of Colombian and Polish descent was cast to play a character who was originally written as a German princess with notably fair skin.
She told Vanity Fair in October: “People are making jokes about ours being the PC ‘Snow White’, where it’s like, yeah, it is – because it needed that.
Of the new seven “magical creatures” pictured, only one appears to have dwarfism, while the others seem to be fully sized men and women of multiple races.
Disney, just write me the check and we can aqll go home happy.