Don’t hold back! whoopi goldberg and her co-host view reacted to fans of Lord of the rings: Ring of power When House of the Dragon Those who find the show too “woke up” — wondering if their complaints are racially motivated.
“Lord of the rings: Ring of power When [the] game of thrones Prequel, House of the Dragon, both big hits, but they don’t exist in the real world,” Goldberg, 66, said on an episode of the Tuesday, Sept. 6 daytime talk show. There are critics who say the addition of diverse characters was too “awake”. Are you saying black people can’t be fake either? He doesn’t know if there is such a thing as a hobbit club or if there are protests, what’s wrong?
of sister act The star went on to explain why he claims people of color shouldn’t Play hobbits, elves, and other fantasy characters is illogical and reminds fans that both shows are “not realistic.”
fellow host Sunny Hostinshared that for her part, some viewers feel that there are people of color lot Also Obtained “Betrays the source material” before endorsing Goldberg’s opinion.
“What I find fascinating is that dragons are okay, fire-breathing dragons, and people With such natural white hair When they’re little, and purple-eyed, but the blacks in them are a bridge too far for these people,” said the 53-year-old from New York.
Declared, “It’s just racism. Call it as it is.” Joy Behar.
“I don’t want to offend the mermaids watching the show because I know there are many communities of mermaids of different colors.” Star Trek Alum quipped. And do you know why you can be there? Because it’s the world we want to see. We want as many people as possible to be represented in fantasy. “
of ghost The actress concluded the discussion by delivering a direct message to those who want only white characters in Middle-earth and Westeros. get a job! Get a job and find yourself.because you are focusing on the wrong thing,” she said.
last month, House of the Dragon Star Steve Toussaint confided about the racist backlash he received After appearing in an HBO spin-off.
“I didn’t realize it was a bigger deal until I got racist on social media when it was announced,” said the British native. hollywood reporter In an interview published Monday, Aug. 15. “Yeah, it happened.”
of Doctor Who The 57-year-old alum portrays the franchise’s first black lead character, Corys Velaryon, in a prequel series that premiered in August. After the casting was announced in February 2021, Toussaint recalled that his users on social media shared renderings of Corliss by the artist and expressed his disappointment that he was chosen for the role.
“Then someone else mentioned me with the N word.” Judge Dredd Alum added. “There is also a black American chap who is a huge fan of the show, and he contacted me saying he was being abused for defending me on that part.”
Toussaint admitted that he was surprised by the amount of racist comments, but explained that he tried not to let it come through to him.
There are discussions like that going on on platforms like Reddit that I’m not part of,” he clarified. “I thought, ‘Wow.’ And I was like, ‘OK, this means a lot to some people, but I can’t be bothered with that.'”