Another prominent member of the dwarf community has spoken up against the actor, blasting him for taking his “wokeness” too far and costing the community in the process.
Dylan Postl Claps Back At Peter Dinklage
WWE wrestler Dylan Postl recently sat down with TMZ to discuss the uproar from Dinklage about the representation of dwarves in the Disney classic. For those familiar with “Snow White,” seven dwarves play a key role in rescuing the princess who is exiled by her evil stepmother.
Postl declared his stand on the issue, slamming the “Game Of Thrones” star for taking things way too far. “It’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, it’s not Snow White and the Seven Normal Sized humans like every other movie,” Postl lashed.
The wrestler, who goes by the moniker Hornswoggle in the ring, explained that the remake was giving seven real-life actor dwarves the chance to star in a big movie and in a role “that’s literally fit for them.”
Postl shared the opinion that Dinklage’s hot take on the remake was negatively impacting the little people community and wasn’t doing the good he thought he was doing. Instead, the “I Care A Lot” actor was taking roles away from fellow dwarves.
Taking things further, Postl mentioned that Dinklage was “taking the whole woke thing too far.” He reiterated that the award-winning actor was doing “too much” and trying to change something that didn’t need fixing.
The 35-year-old then took a personal jab at Dinklage, saying the actor had no issue with dwarf representation when he was portrayed as a dwarf in the 2003 movie “Elf” and attained critical acclaim for his role as Lord Tyron Lannister in “Game of Thrones.”
However, now he seems to draw the line at “Snow White.” Postl concluded his interview, urging Disney to reach out to him and give him any dwarf role available.
Dinklage Isn’t Having Disney’s ‘Snow White’ Remake
As The Blast reported earlier this week, Dinklage went off on Disney for their backward representation in the remake, noting that the portrayal of dwarves was nothing short of “demeaning.”
During an appearance on “The WTF Podcast,” Dinklage didn’t mince words as he harshly slammed the movie, which stars Gal Gadot as the evil queen and Rachel Zegler as Snow White.
The “Cyrano” star called out Disney for being hypocritical given that they cast a Latina actress as Snow White but didn’t change the unflattering view of dwarves. He also noted that they didn’t recognize the hard work he did to pave the way for better representation of little people.
It makes no sense to me. You’re progressive in one way, but then you’re still making that f— backwards story about seven dwarfs living in a cave together. What the f— are you doing, man?
Dinklage wondered if he hadn’t done enough with his former successful projects and hoped that Dinsey would give the remake “a fucked up, cool or progressive spin.”
Disney Responds To The “GOT” Star’s Concern
Dinklage’s comment about the fairytale retell went viral and seemingly caught the attention of Disney, and they didn’t seem too pleased with how the actor approached the matter. A spokesperson for the entertainment company released a statement that read,
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. We look forward to sharing more as the film heads into production after a lengthy development period.
It remains unclear how Disney hopes to achieve their promise, but several social media users seem to strongly support Dinklage’s view and believe it is indeed backward.
One fan noted that he wished Disney would genuinely look into the matter and realize that “the comparisons have caused real people real pain for decades.” Others, however, are vocal that a “Snow White” remake doesn’t need to happen.
An angry fan lashed, “They should just accept that some Disney films are not suitable for a faithful live-action remake at this time. From a current perspective, there is a LOT of messed-up c— in the classic animated films, and they only get a pass because they’re both animated and >50 years old.”
Only time will tell how Disney would handle the mixed reactions to the remake.