WWE star calls out Peter Dinklage over Snow White dwarfism row 5 months ago

WWE star calls out Peter Dinklage over Snow White dwarfism row

Peter Dinklage recently made headlines following his comments on Disney's Snow White remake

WWE star Dylan Postl slammed actor Peter Dinklage after his scathing comments last week regarding Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs remake.

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Appearing on comedian Marc Maron's WTF Podcast to discuss his latest film Cyrano, the Game of Thrones actor dubbed Disney's casting choices as "f***ing backwards" after they cast a Latina actress as Snow White.

He added: "You're still making that f***ing backwards story about seven dwarfs living in a cave together."

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However, in an opinion piece for the Daily Mail, actor and professional wrestler Postl - who stands at 4ft 5" as a result of achondroplasia, a genetic condition that commonly causes dwarfism, admitted, "I don't have a problem with Snow White."

He added: "What I do have a problem with is Dinklage putting himself on a pedestal and looking down on jobs that countless dwarfs in the entertainment industry would love to fill."

The 35-year-old continued, saying: "Who died and made Peter Dinklage King of the Dwarfs? It pisses me off."

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Postl explained that the dwarves in the film "work for a living in a mine and they have lots of gems" and are doing "pretty well" for a fairy tale story.

He added that each dwarf is different and they all have their own personalities, so he is not sure why Dinklage feels so strongly about the casting choices and why Disney is changing the characters to "magical creatures."

He wrote: "I want to know who Disney is talking to. Did they call the Little People of America Association? Did they speak to average height people? I know that they didn't call me.

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"It's not demeaning or degrading to take a role that is specifically made for a little person, but that's exactly what Dinklage and Disney want to get rid of."

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