Disney responds to Peter Dinklage’s remarks on Snow White remake

Disney and Peter Dinklage

Disney has released more than 450 films with animated characters that managed to make their way to our hearts and stay with us forever. It won’t be wrong to say that Disney has changed the face of cinema with its animated films and shows. However, Disney, known for spreading cheers among adults and kids alike, has been on the receiving end of criticism of late.

On Tuesday, Disney responded to the harrowing criticism done by actor Peter Dinklage about the upcoming remake of Snow White. “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.” Disney spokesman told The Hollywood Reporter

Peter Dinklage was invited as a guest of one of the episodes of Marc Maron’s WTF podcast. The actor slammed the movie and reported that the movie is based on a 1937 animated classic.

Peter Dinklage

The actor also criticized the casting of West Side Story blown up on star Rachel Zegler in the film. “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. You’re progressive in one way, but then you’re still making that backward story about seven dwarfs living in a cave together? What are you doing, man? Have I done nothing to advance the cause from my soapbox? I guess I’m not loud enough,” Dinklage stated on Maron’s show.

Dinklage has a form of dwarfism called achondroplasia. The actor was part of the famous show Game of Thrones where he portrayed Tyrion Lannister and also worked in films like Living in Oblivion (1995), The Station Agent (2003), Lassie (2005), X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014), and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017).

The actor has won many awards including the Golden Globe Award and Screen Actor Guild Awards for his great performance in Game of Thrones.

He was also awarded Primetime Emmy Awards: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series four times for the same role. He was also nominated for Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in 2013 which ended up till 2017.