Paralympic Swimmer Will Perry Says Snow White Shouldn’t Be ‘Cancelled’ Following Backlash

Paralympic swimmer Will Perry has said that the Snow White and The Seven Dwarves remake shouldn't be 'cancelled'.
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Paralympic swimmer Will Perry has said that Disney’s Snow White and The Seven Dwarves remake shouldn’t be ‘cancelled’ following Peter Dinklage’s comments

The 21-year-old, from Northamptonshire, appeared on Good Morning Britain and responded to the criticism surrounding the upcoming adaption.

Chatting to the programme’s hosts, the sports star said that people love the fairytale ‘innocently’ and the issue has gone too far.

Watch Peter Dinklage fire back at the ‘f***ing backwards’ Snow White remake in the clip below…

Perry explained: “I welcome Disney’s choice to consult people but why didn’t they do that at the start, because I’ve read all sorts of things about when they create different movies, they’ve consulted people of different cultures and different races, down to the smallest detail.

“But if they’re going to, then fantastic. I don’t think we should cancel a fairy tale that’s so loved, so many people… love the story, and innocently as well.”

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He continued: “I don’t think it should be cancelled, it’s brilliant to have a little look and say ‘OK, let’s consult people with dwarfism, get their opinion, we might have to make some tweaks,’ but I don’t think it should be cancelled at all.

“Even if it’s just adjusting the name slightly, or we’re not in a cave, we’re in a house, we’re not depicted as mindless stupid characters, we’re sentient beings, we have feelings, we have opinions.”

Criticism over the Snow White remake all started when Dinklage – who has achondroplasia, which is a form of dwarfism – said the film looked like it was going to be ‘f***ing backwards’.

On Marc Maron’s WTF podcast, the Game Of Thrones star said: “No offence to anything but I was a little taken aback by… they were very proud to cast a Latino actress as Snow White, but you’re still telling the story of Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs.”

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He added: “Take a step back and look at what you’re doing there. It makes no sense to me.

“You’re progressive in one way but you’re still making that f***ing backward story of seven dwarves living in the cave.

“What the f*** are you doing, man? Have I done nothing to advance the cause from my soapbox? I guess I’m not loud enough.”

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Written by Aimee Walker

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