“Middle-Earth Is Not All White”

The Hollywood ReporterSource: The Hollywood Reporter

The cast of Prime Video’s The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power is united in speaking out about racist threats that performers from the show have apparently faced.

A message posted to the project’s Twitter account Wednesday strongly condemned racist reactions to the series’ castmembers of color. The statement emphasized that, despite online criticisms to the contrary, author J.R.R. Tolkien created a “multi-cultural” world in which individuals from different backgrounds and races could join forces for good.

“We, the cast of Rings of Power, stand together in absolute solidarity and against the relentless racism, threats, harassment and abuse some of our castmates of color are being subjected to on a daily basis,” the statement read. “We refuse to ignore it or tolerate it.”…

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