Disney responds to Peter Dinklage's criticism of Snow White and the Seven ...
In a surprising slice of celebrity beef, Donald Trump Jr has slammed Peter Dinklage for condemning the new Disney remake of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs as "f****ing backwards."
Speaking on Marc Maron's WTF podcast, Dinklage had some choice words about the planned live-action version of the 1937 film which is yet to announce a release date.
"I was a little taken aback by [the fact] they were very proud to cast a Latina actress as Snow White," he said referring to West Side Story actor Rachel Zegler being cast in the lead role.
The 52-year-old then urged Disney to reconsider the project: "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 and you’re still making that f***ing backwards story about seven dwarves living in a cave together, what the f*** are you doing man? Have I done nothing to advance the cause from my soapbox?”
Disney has since responded to Dinklage's concerns and in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, they 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.
“We look forward to sharing more as the film heads into production after a lengthy development period.”
However, Donald Trump Jr was less than impressed with Dinklage's comments and of course, this meant he had to insert himself into the discussion when shared a story from The New York Post on Tuesday (January 25) with the headline: "Disney rethinking Snow White after Peter Dinklage calls out use of dwarves”.
The former US president's son tweeted: "Lol… This is getting so ridiculous."
“Also, it seems he was fine with the dwarf jokes in GOT. I guess it’s all good as long as you’re getting paid? Disney consulting gig coming Spring 2022.”
LOL\u2026 this is getting so ridiculous. \n\nAlso, it seems he was fine with the dwarf jokes in GOT. I guess it\u2019s all good as long as you\u2019re getting paid? \nDisney consulting gig coming Spring 2022.https://twitter.com/nypost/status/1486091626644754433\u00a0\u2026