Should Disney Stop Making Remakes?
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Disney is facing backlash over its plan for another live-action remake of one of its classic films.
Actor Peter Dinklage criticized Disney’s choice to remake “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” while speaking on a podcast.
The “Game of Thrones” star said Disney is trying to be progressive by casting Latina actress Rachel Zegler as the princess bu called the story itself “backwards.”
He says the 85-year-old film can be retold but the story needs to be updated with today’s standards.
Disney responded to Dinklage’s comments saying in part:
“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.”
This isn’t the first time Disney has been scrutinized for its live-action remakes.
Mulan was widely criticized for lack of Asian representation among crew members.
Some people even opted to boycott the film after it was revealed that it was partly filmed in a region where China is believed to have detained Muslims.
The remake of Aladdin also faced controversy over Arab stereotypes depicted in the film.