“Little People of America,” a non-profit organization that provides support and information to little people and their families, has found a major fault with Universal Pictures’ “Snow White and the Huntsman.”
The producers of the movie opted to cast people of average height instead of little people to play the iconic roles of Snow White’s dwarfs. A rep for the organization believes that Hollywood and the entertainment industry in general should be actively casting little people, saying “This means both casting people with dwarfism as characters that were specifically written to be played by little people … and other roles that would be open to people of short stature.”
The average sized actors who play the dwarfs had their limbs digitally altered or their faces digitally out onto the bodies of little people for the film. The producers of the film have yet to comment on the situation.
“Snow White and the Huntsman” had a $56.3 million debut this weekend, being the fourth largest opening of 2012.