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 midget march to Universal's offices.
Little People -- 'Snow White and the Huntsman' Screwed Us Out of Dwarf Roles!!!
Snow White film makers face dwarf actors revolt - Telegraph
The Seven Dwarfs are a group of seven dwarfs that appear in the fairy tale Snow White and others. The Seven Dwarfs are a group of seven dwarfs that live in a tiny cottage and work in the nearby mines. Snow White happens upon their house after being told by the Huntsman to flee from the Queen 's kingdom. The Seven Dwarfs return home and immediately notice someone has sneaked in, because the house has been cleaned. During their loud discussion, they discover the sleeping Snow White. She wakes up and explains to them what happened. The Dwarfs take pity on her, saying: "If you will keep house for us, and cook, make beds, wash, sew, and knit, and keep everything clean and orderly, then you can stay with us, and you shall have everything that you want.
Snubbed dwarfs are raging at the makers of Hollywood film "Snow White and the Huntsman" for casting average-sized people as the film's seven dwarfs. The dwarf actors are threatening to protest against the film -- which stars Oscar-winner Charlize Theron -- with a "midget march," according to a report in TMZ. Los Angeles dwarf theater group Beacher's Madhouse is fuming -- arguing that filmmakers would never use white actors and then digitally turn them black. Matt McCarthy -- a 4ft, 1in dwarf who heads the group -- fired off a letter to Universal Chairman Adam Fogelson, saying, "In response to and in protest of this incredible injustice and prejudice, the Beacher's Madhouse midgets and I are coordinating a midget march to Universal's offices. McCarthy adds that 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".
Snow White and the Huntsman is coming off a surprisingly great opening weekend at the box office, but not everyone is impressed. Angry that the film used average-sized actors to play the iconic seven dwarfs, a group of Hollywood's little people has just announced a protest against the film's studio, Universal Pictures. The protest comes from Beacher's Madhouse , a Los Angeles-based theater group that prominently features little people. Matt McCarthy, a 4 foot, 1 inch dwarf representing the company, sent a letter to Universal head Adam Fogelson this week announcing a "midget march" to protest the film's dwarf casting. A date for the protest hasn't been set yet.