The cast of “Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” is standing up to hate after being hit with racist backlash from fans of the original film adaptations and novels.
“The Rings of Power,” a fantasy drama series that premiered on Prime Video this month, features people of color as a number of the elves and dwarves in the series, a “major difference” from past adaptations of the J.R.R. Tolkien books, The Wrap noted.
The casting decisions have caused Amazon to temporarily suspend user reviews of the series on its platform due to people “review bombing” it.
The backlash led “The View” co-host Whoopi Goldberg to defend the cast and caused original “Lord of the Rings” cast members to show their support for the new actors on social media.