Disney Responds to Peter Dinklage’s ‘Snow White’ Outrage: We’re ‘Consulting With Dwarfism Community’
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 “fucking 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.
“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.
“West Side Story” breakout Rachel Zegler is starring in the title role, with Gal Gadot also on board as the villainous Evil Queen.