Actress Rachel Zegler is facing backlash from conservative groups over old comments she made about the Snow White remake.
Rachel Zegler old comments about ‘Snow White’ remake spark outrage
Resurfaced interview footage has sparked outrage among anti-feminist circles, labelling the film as “woke” and “ultra-feminist.”
An Old Interview Creates New Controversy
In an interview with Variety last winter, Rachel Zegler and co-star Gal Gadot discussed the upcoming Snow White remake.
Zegler mentioned that the film would be a modern retelling of the classic fairy tale, with Snow White taking on a more active role and not solely relying on Prince Charming to save her.
While these details have been known for some time, the interview clip recently resurfaced and has been met with renewed outrage from conservative groups.
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Firing Up the Outrage
Conservative circles seized on the interview to criticise the direction of the Snow White remake, portraying it as overly progressive and “woke.”
The film’s promise of a more empowered Snow White has garnered significant attention and has been compared to the recent controversy surrounding the Barbie movie, which some ‘anti-woke’ groups deemed ‘anti-man’ and ‘ultra-feminist.’
‘Snow White’ Set Photos Also Stir Controversy
Adding fuel to the fire, leaked photos from the set of Snow White showed a diverse cast, including one little person and six individuals of typical stature.
The casting choices for the ‘dwarfs’ were met with both praise and criticism, with some little people expressing concern over the portrayal of the characters.
Peter Dinklage’s alleged disapproval of the concept has also been cited as a reason for the changes.
A Fierce Debate Unleashed
The recent controversies surrounding the film have sparked a fierce debate on social media and in the entertainment industry.
While some applaud the effort to modernise classic fairy tales and promote inclusivity, conservative groups have voiced their dissatisfaction, raising concerns about Snow White‘s box office performance.
Despite the mounting criticism, Rachel Zegler appears unfazed by the controversy. The actress has reportedly chosen not to engage in discussions surrounding the film and is proud of the work she and the cast have put into the project.