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Hollywood 'Midget' Theater

Threatens MASSIVE Protest

Over 'Snow White'

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

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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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sd001    

It is a free world, and you should be able to hire who you want to...doesn't mean just because you are a little person you are what the producer wanted or that you are the best person for the job...
just another waste of money and more sour grapes...from people that feel they are initialed because they are different.

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62.

gina    

Im sure you could find it online somewhere, the director of this movie was asked why he cast average height actors in the roles as opposed to little people. He started laughing and said something to the effect that "Mirror, Mirror" had hired all the "good" little people talent in Hollywood. It was really insulting to me, and I'm 5 foot 10. To say that the other Snow White Movie that hired 7 little people had consumed ALL the little people talent in Hollywood is insane. And to laugh at the question as if it was a ridiculous idea to hire little people was SO RUDE! But in the end, the casting was pure bull****. Because they believe Kristen Stewart has the talent to carry this film. I support the protesters 100 percent!

679 days ago
63.

Barkingboy    

Oh how cute......it's going to be a tiny little protest!!!!

679 days ago
64.

tessa    

Get real. Do it yourself and stop trying to horn in on those who get up off their butts and actually produce something. Buncha whiners, but then that is the current trend. Gimme what YOU worked for while I snivel and do nothing.

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