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Little-ish cast members in Snow White and the Huntsman

(TMZ) – Little people across Hollywood are rising up against the producers of “Snow White and the Huntsman” — for casting tall people in the role of Snow White’s dwarfs — and now, a prominent “midget” theater group plans to stage an over-sized protest.

The wee man leading the charge is a guy named Matt McCarthy — a 4’1″ self-described “midget” who works for Beacher’s Madhouse at the Roosevelt Hotel, a theater troupe that features more than 20 little people.

Like Little People of America, McCarthy’s pissed “midgets” weren’t cast as Snow White’s dwarfs in the new movie — producers cast normal-sized actors instead, digitally resizing their limbs or transplanting their faces onto little people’s bodies.

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But McCarthy’s not fuming in silence — he just fired off a letter to Universal Chairman Adam Fogelson, informing him, “In response to and in protest of this incredible injustice and prejudice, the Beacher’s Madhouse midgets and I are coordinating a 100-midget march to Universal’s offices.”

McCarthy adds, casting average-sized actors as Snow White’s dwarfs “is the equivalent of Universal casting a white actor to play a role written for an African-American person and digitally changing the color of their skin.”

So far, a date for the march hasn’t been set.

 

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6 Comments

  1. encore

    June 6, 2012 at 9:54 AM

    I think it’s strange he waited until AFTER the movie came out and is #1 at the box office to complain about it. Shouldn’t he have done this BEFORE the movie was filmed? The casting certainly wasn’t a secret.

  2. caitlin

    June 7, 2012 at 12:48 PM

    They are right, it is bigotry, regardless of when the movie came out, Universal studios deserves the criticism. Just like when MBC did blackface and Vogue tapped Crystal Renn’s eyes to look Asian.

  3. Lea

    June 7, 2012 at 1:35 PM

    I’m a 5’9″ red head who is an actress in Hollywood. I hope I can join in the march. What the hell was the studio thinking when it did not hire little people???? Studios like ABC, CBS and Disney often have diversity showcases so they can find new talent. The Screen Actors Guild is constantly propelling efforts (supposedly) to back affirmative action and diversity in casting. I’m totally stunned that Universal hired actors and digitally shrunk them to be “little” in “Huntsman”. There are so many talented actors available, tall or short. The film should be banned by viewers in my opinion. They would not be missing anything anyway. It was C- at best and relied on Theron’s beautiful face, costumes and special effects to create a good film. Try replacing Stewart with an actual talent or adding more story to the script. It was so boring. When will studios realize that people don’t always want to be fed the same crap. Take a note from Game of Thrones is much better than this film and has relatively unknown actors (in America) to play the parts. It is soooo much more interesting to engage in new faces and talents. The script is rich too.

  4. JStar

    June 13, 2012 at 8:47 AM

    Where’s the mass protests over The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit? They hired normal sized people to play dwarves as well. Pretty soon we’re going to see dead actors starring in films. Times change, people. Roll with it or get left behind.

  5. GetShorty

    June 13, 2012 at 3:43 PM

    HALFMAN

  6. Jack Frost

    June 14, 2012 at 5:58 AM

    Maybe they didn’t hire them because they couldn’t act. Just a thought.

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