Without holding back! Whoopi Goldberg and his co-hosts at the view reacted to fans of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power Y house of the dragon who feel the shows are too ‘woke’, questioning whether their complaints are racially motivated.
“The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power Y [the] game of Thrones prequel, house of the dragon, they’re both huge hits, but they don’t exist in the real world,” Goldberg, 66, said on the Tuesday, Sept. 6 episode of the daytime talk show. “There are no dragons, no hobbits. And there are critics who say they were too ‘woke’ by adding diverse characters. Are you telling me blacks can’t be fake too? I don’t know if there will be a hobbit club or there will be protests, but what happens to everyone?
the sister act The star went on to explain why it’s illogical to argue that people of color shouldn’t play hobbits, elves, and other fantasy characters, reminding fans that both shows “aren’t real.”
fellow host sunny accommodationFor his part, he shared that some viewers are sorry to have people of color in LOTR either OBTAINED “betrays the source material,” before seconding Goldberg’s sentiment.
“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 black people are also just a bridge. too far away for these people,” said the 53-year-old New York native.
“It’s just racist. Call it what it is,” he said. Joy Behar.
Goldberg then mentioned the impending Little Mermaid live-action remake, set to premiere in May 2023 and star halle bailey — a black woman in the role of Ariel.
“I don’t want to disturb any mermaids who are watching the show, because I know there are many communities of mermaids of various colors,” said the star trek the alum joked. “And do you know why there might be? Because it is the world we would like to see. We would like to see as many people represented in fantasy as there are.”
the Ghost The actress concluded the discussion by sending a direct message to those who ask for only white characters in Middle-earth and Westeros: “All of you who have problems because there are black hobbits? Get a job! Get a job and go find yourself. Because you’re focused on the wrong things,” she said.
Last month, house of the dragon star steve toussaint spoke about the racist backlash he received after being cast in the HBO spinoff.
“I didn’t realize it was a bigger problem until I was racially abused on social media when it was announced,” the UK native said. the hollywood reporter in an interview published on Monday, August 15. “Yes, that happened.”
the doctor who The 57-year-old alum plays the franchise’s first black main character, Corys Velaryon, in the prequel series, which premiered in August. After his casting was announced in February 2021, Toussaint recalled a social media user sharing Corlys’ portrayal of an artist and expressing his disappointment at being cast in the role.
“So someone else referred to me by the N-word,” the Judge Dredd added alum. “There was also an African-American guy who is a huge fan of the show who contacted me and said that he gets abused because he defended me for the part.”
While Toussaint admitted that he was surprised by the number of racist comments, he also explained that he tried not to let it get to him.
On platforms like Reddit, where I’m not, there are discussions about it,” he revealed. “I was like, ‘Oh wow,’ and then I was like, ‘Okay, this means a lot to some people, but I can’t let that bother me.'”