- Wee Man calls out Disney for remaking ‘Snow White’ without his permission
- BMX star believes the upcoming project is unjust and insensitive to dwarf actors
- Disney responds stating that they are committed to diversity and inclusion in their projects
BMX star and “Jackass” actor Jason “Wee Man” Acuña has slammed Disney for their decision to produce a live-action remake of the classic film “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” without seeking permission from the dwarf community. Acuña, who was born with achondroplasia, a common form of dwarfism, stated that he and other dwarf actors consider the production unfair and disrespectful.
The actor is concerned that Disney’s project is insensitive to the dwarf community and perpetuates a negative portrayal of them. Acuña mentioned: “I just think it’s wrong they’re trying to do this without even asking the Seven Dwarfs.” He feels that the company is exploiting the community for their own gain without acknowledging their issues and struggles.
In response to these concerns, a representative from Disney said in a statement, “We are committed to a diverse and inclusive cast for our films and always strive to tell our stories in a way that honors the diverse world we live in.” The company also emphasized their commitment to telling stories that reflect a diverse range of characters and experiences, which is a priority for them.
It remains to be seen whether Disney’s commitment to diversity and inclusion will be enough to quell concerns from Wee Man and others in the dwarf community, as the production of the live-action “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” continues.