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Disney Is Changing Snow White's 'Seven Dwarfs' In Remake After Backlash

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Disney Is Changing Snow White's 'Seven Dwarfs' In Remake After Backlash

Disney has promised to take a different approach in their live-action remake of Snow White, after facing serious backlash, lead by Peter Dinklage.

The Game Of Thrones star spoke out against the retelling of a "backward story about seven dwarfs living in a cave together", and called for the film studio to show some real change.

Peter Dinklage criticised the live action remake. (Credit: PA)
Peter Dinklage criticised the live action remake. (Credit: PA)

Speaking on Marc Maron's WTF podcast, Dinklage accused Disney of being half-hearted in their progressive retelling of the classic 1937 fairytale.

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While the film studio have widely advertised their casting of a Latina actress (Rachel Zegler) as Snow White, Dinklage claimed that they were still portraying damaging stereotypes.

He said: "Literally no offence 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. You’re progressive in one way, but then you’re still making that f**king backward story about seven dwarfs living in a cave together?

"What the f**k are you doing, man? Have I done nothing to advance the cause from my soapbox? I guess I’m not loud enough."

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Rachel Zegler will play Snow White. (Credit: Instagram/@rachelzegler)
Rachel Zegler will play Snow White. (Credit: Instagram/@rachelzegler)

He added: "They were so proud of that, and all love and respect to the actress and the people who thought they were doing the right thing but I’m just like, ‘What are you doing?’"

In response, Disney has since pledged to take a "different approach" with the story's seven dwarfs.

A spokesperson for Disney 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.

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"We look forward to sharing more as the film heads into production after a lengthy development period,"

Featured Image Credit: Disney

Topics: TV And Film, Disney

Ali Condon
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