Whoopi Goldberg is criticizing trolls The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power Y house of the dragon about his casting choices. Some fans on social media have criticized the series on Prime Video and HBO for “waking up” and showing people of color in the fantasy worlds originally created by JRR Tolkien and George RR Martin.
In the premiere episode of the view Season 26, Goldberg blew up racist trolls at the “Hot Topics” table.
“I want to start by saying that these are not real. OK?” Goldberg began. “The new Lord of the Rings Serie, the rings of power Y game of Thrones prequel house of the dragon Both are massive hits, but they don’t exist in the real world. OKAY? No dragons, no hobbits, you know, you know.”
Goldberg added: “Are you telling me black people can’t be fake people too? I don’t know if there is a hobbit club, I don’t know if they are going to protest. But people, what happens to everyone?
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Sunny Hostin chimed in saying that the “trolls’ argument is that it betrays the source material.” She also added that she has loved seeing Steve Toussaint in house of the dragon.
“What I think is fascinating is that dragons are okay, fire-breathing dragons and people with white hair who are born that way when they’re little and violet eyes, but the black people in them are just a bridge too far,” Hostin. additional.
Goldberg reminded trolls that they were going to “lose their minds” when they saw the new the Little Mermaid which will be played by Halle Bailey.
“There are mermaids of all kinds. And do you know why there may be? Because it’s the world we’d like to see better,” Goldberg said. “We would like to see as many people represented in fantasy. So everyone who’s in trouble because there are black hobbits, get a job! Go find yourself because you’re focused on the wrong things.”
Check out Whoopi Goldberg’s take on the racist backlash below.