Actor Peter Dinklage went on a heated rant over Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. Little does he know, the dwarves in this story are mythical creatures and not representative of real-world people with dwarfism.
RED STATE sums it up:
…..To be clear, Dinklage has played dwarf characters in the fairy tale sense himself, including Trumpkin in The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian and Eitri in Infinity War.
As The Wrap reported, Disney responded by taking the dwarfs out and discussing other ways in which they could portray the part of the dwarfs:
- Instead of dwarfs, Disney will fill the void with a group of what they describe as “magical creatures,” according to casting sheets that TheWrap has seen. (They are currently looking for voice actors to give these creatures personality.) It’s unclear if they will inhabit the same roles as the dwarfs – will they be mining for jewels? Will they have names like Sleepy, Grumpy, and Bashful? – but these magical creatures will be the substitutes for the original seven dwarfs.
Meaning, thanks to Dinklage, there are seven actors and possibly stunt doubles that have now lost out on potential work and career-building performances because Dinklage decided to put the squeeze on Disney and attempt to turn public opinion against them in order to satiate his own sense of virtue, a virtue that he didn’t seem to have when he was still an up and coming actor looking for work.
Success for me but not for thee. Dinklage, like most social justice advocates, considered his virtue signaling far more important than the careers of others.