- Post 06 June 2012
- By TMZ
(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.
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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