November 29th, 2010

this hsit is banannas

get your racism out of my fantasy

At the casting of extras for The Hobbit people who turned up to the audtion found out that there was a whites-only policy in the Shire. They were told:

"We are looking for light-skinned people. I'm not trying to be – whatever. It's just the brief. You've got to look like a hobbit."


Hey let me just get out some photos of what hobbits really look like....*headdesk*

A spokeperson for Peter Jackson described it as "an incredibly unfortunate error" however I could not find any statement that those turned away on the day would be reinvited to audition.

Where's a Balrog when you need one?