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Hollywood 'Midget' Theater

Threatens MASSIVE Protest

Over 'Snow White'

6/6/2012 12:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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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.

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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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1.

Jordan    

That protest should go over well. They will have a better chance if they call Obama

868 days ago
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von oben    

Being "height impaired" doesn't automatically make you a better actor. Maybe that was the reasoning? You can write and shout all you wish, and that will not make you a better actor anyway... Just a thought

868 days ago
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Erica    

I love those Madhouse midgets. They are so talented. I'm a tall girl but I will for sure be at the protest!

868 days ago
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Jo Jo    

That's messed up.. Little People have a hard enough time getting work, I cannot believe they did this.. The Madhouse Little People have amazing talent..

868 days ago
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Missy    

Man, I guess I should protest the makers of The Parent Trap since they didn't use real twins.

868 days ago
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AMANDA    

Maybe they wanted the better Actors. Thats not Illegal.

868 days ago
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Saj    

I agree with Matt! CGI little people is not authentic! Look at past classic movies that used real little people like Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Time Bandits, Austin Powers, and Willow. The little people at Beachers Madhouse know whats up....I stand behind you guys!

868 days ago
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Erica    

I love midgets. That was wrong Universal!

868 days ago
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bluemoon    

How small minded of Universal!

868 days ago
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cass    

Where exactly is the law stating that little people "have to be cast" in a Snow White movie?


Oh yea, that' right.... there is none.


Why don't you little people just go on about your business and represent "The Lollipop Guild" and STFU!


K, Thx.

868 days ago
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B-Diddy    

I would be interested to know how many Little People Universal auditioned for the "dwarf" roles before opting for special effects. I bet they didn't interview a single Little Person. Disgraceful, Universal !! I'm with you, Matt !!! Just tell me when and where !!!

868 days ago
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mary    

the protest is silly. people making movie have every right to cast who ever they want. its the movie makers money, and they have no obligation to any group.

868 days ago
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Jojo    

This is an outrage! A portion of the movies proceeds should be given to Beachers Madhouse!

868 days ago
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Darcy    

Beacher's midgets are all very talented performers- best of luck!

868 days ago
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Erica    

Maybe they should of asked some midgets to audition. Not one!

868 days ago
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