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Anger after Snow White’s dwarfs are ‘replaced with friends’ | The Week UK

Pantomime bosses have defended themselves after being accused of axing the seven dwarfs from a production of Snow White in case it caused offence.

De Montford Hall in Leicester said dwarf was not a term “that people feel comfortable with” and it would be using “friends” in its Christmas show instead, the Leicester Mercury reported.

The decision prompted an angry response from actor Warwick Davis. “Personally, I find it quite patronising when people are offended on our behalf,” he said.

“I’m sure there are those out there who don’t like the term, but as a short actor I want the choice about whether I appear in panto or not. I don’t want someone making that decision for me.”

Pantomime-goers were equally unimpressed, the Daily Mail reports. “How can you have Snow White and the Seven Dwarves without dwarves?” said father-of-two, Mark Chapman.

“It is just political correctness gone mad. You cannot just rebrand a children’s classic at the risk of offending somebody. “

Source: Anger after Snow White’s dwarfs are ‘replaced with friends’ | The Week UK

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