Megyn Kelly once again took aim at Disney — “one of the biggest problems in the woke-ification of America” — Tuesday, this time lambasting the studio’s upcoming live-action adaptation of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.”
Going off on a leaked, unofficial set image of the movie starring “West Side Story” breakout Rachel Zegler, the conservative media personality even proceeded to throw “Game of Thrones” Emmy winner Peter Dinklage into the crossfire. She in part blamed him for Disney’s apparent decision to diversify its titular “dwarfs” with unspecified magical creatures of varying heights, races and genders.
“Peter Dinklage, probably the most famous little person in the world, had come out and called this an ‘effing backwards story’ last year, and that’s when Disney announced that they were going to replace the dwarves,” Kelly said on her “Megyn Kelly Show” podcast. “So great job, Peter! You made all your money, you became the most famous dwarf in America, and then you ruined the acting roles that were available for six other dwarves who just want to work as paid actors like you did.”
On Friday, the Daily Mail obtained unofficial set images from Disney’s upcoming live-action “Snow White,”…
It was already announced in January 2022 that following criticism from Dinklage and others, the film’s famous “seven dwarfs” would be referred to as “magical creatures” to “avoid reinforcing stereotypes.” But apparently seeing that put into practice in the set images, which featured a stand-in for Zegler’s Snow White for production’s placement and shot planning, riled up Disney’s right-wing fans anew.
In a January 2022 interview on Marc Maron’s “WTF” podcast, Dinklage responded to the live-action adaptation, saying that Disney should “take a step back and look at what you’re doing there.”