Dylan Postel is a professional wrestler, actor, and author, and has performed in WWE Under the ring name Hornswoggle.
Good job Peter Dinklage!
You’ve got some good PR, Disney’s got a pass, America has moved on to the next politically correct rage and few people have lost their jobs.
Take a bow – because that’s exactly what will happen.
Dinklage was trying to get up and move forward when he called on Disney to remake Snow White, during an episode of Marc Maron’s podcast.
In this day and age, if you want to be successful in Hollywood, it has to be an essential part of your mission.
Plus, we’re all stuck at home and bored. Celebrities are scrolling through social media looking for someone or something to undo.
Unfortunately, this is the society we live in. The culture of cancellation has reached its climax.
Dinklage said he had a problem with the way Snow White – a dear classic fairy tale – depicted dwarves.
Well, I don’t have a problem with Snow White.
What I’m experiencing is that Dinklage is putting himself on a pedestal and looking at the jobs that countless dwarves in the entertainment industry would love to fill.
Honestly, who died and made Peter Dinklage the King of Dwarves? This pisses me off. (Above) Postl who performed with WWE under the name Hornswoggle, now performs as Swoggle on the independent circuit.
It is not offensive or humiliating to take on a role assigned to a young person. But that’s exactly what Dinklage and Disney want to get rid of. (Above) Dinklage won an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for Game of Thrones on September 17, 2018
Seven young people will now be unemployed.
Honestly, who died and made Peter Dinklage the King of Dwarves? This pisses me off.
Disney now says it is “taking a different approach with these seven characters and may consult with members of the dwarfing community.”
Really, who in the stunting community?
I was going to tell them to fill each one of these jobs with a dwarf actor. (Hey Disney, call me! I’ll take your every turn.)
Dinklage is not a spokesman for small people and to think that one person represents an entire community is absurd.
This culture of cancellation isn’t just a problem for the little ones – it’s a problem for our entire society.
As soon as someone throws a red flag awake – companies immediately stop what they’re doing instead of taking everyone else’s feelings into account.
There must be an end to this madness. This is not a way to live. We cannot allow one person’s opinion to change our entire lives at the fall of a hat.
What’s wrong with Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs anyway?
Dinklage called it “a trailblazing story of seven dwarves living in a cave.”
The dwarves live in a hut. They work for a living in a mine and had a lot of gems.
From 2006 to 2016, I performed every week on a television broadcast watched around the world under the episode name Hornswoggle. I lived my dream. (Above) Dylan ‘Hornswoggle’ Postl attends the WWE SummerSlam VIP Kick-Off Party on August 16, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California.
For a fairy tale, these guys are doing really well. They were wealthy.
Plus, they take Snow Whites home when you’re in trouble.
Each dwarf has its own personality – the story does not depict all dwarves as the same.
But it is clear – according to Hollywood – that all dwarves are the same and Dinklage speaks for everyone.
I want to know who you’re talking about Disney.
Did they call the Little People of America Association? Did they speak to average stature? I know they haven’t called me.
All I ever wanted to be in my life was a professional wrestler. It’s been my dream since I was a kid, but I’m not what WWE usually looks for.
I am not 6 feet 6 inches tall. I don’t weigh 250 lbs. I’m not a spotlight employee – I’m different.
But in 2006, WWE was looking for a dwarf to play the Genie as a valid companion for Fit Finlay. I got to work.
From 2006 to 2016, I performed every week on a television broadcast watched around the world under the episode name Hornswoggle. I lived my dream.
When The Greatest Showman was filmed, I was excited, because I knew there would be roles for the little ones.
I can’t play spiderman or batman. I can’t play PT Barnum. I’m not Hugh Jackman.
But I can get a place in a big movie by playing a special role in the cast.
It is not offensive or humiliating to take on a role assigned to a young person. But that’s exactly what Dinklage and Disney want to get rid of.
The roles of dwarves are already few and far between, and the competition for them is fierce.
Dwarf as well as representatives of medium height sometimes take on jobs that are not ideal in all respects. That’s how I came about and frankly that’s how Dinklage came about.
He played a stereotypical angry dwarf in the classic Will Ferrell Christmas movie, and a fairy-tale dwarf in Chronicles of Narnia. Pay his salary just fine.
Why would we take that salary away from someone else? Why do we make it difficult for others to achieve their dreams?
Joining WWE has unlocked everything in my life. I am now known all over the world. I have a business personality. I was in two films, Most Wanted Dolls And Leprechaun: Origins.
I even wrote a book, “Life is Short and So Am I: My Life Inside, Outside and Under the Wrestling Arena.”
I still wrestle independently and still live my dream every weekend when I hit the road.
I sincerely hope that Disney will reconsider its decision. They should hire dwarf actors to play these roles. And then they must employ a dwarf stuntman as well.
Don’t let the latest misguided awakening fad destroy opportunities for people to realize their dreams.