29th November 2010
The troubled “Hobbit” film project has become mired in a race row after reports that a British woman of Pakistani heritage was told she was not white enough to take part as an extra.
This is not a matter of ‘race’ (what ‘race’ are Pakistanis?), but one of ‘color’ (for which ‘race’ is the politically fashionable surrogate), and this requirement is directly related to the job. Next they’ll be demanding that Othello be played by a lesbian Latino in order to promote ‘diversity’.
She has started a Facebook group called “Hire Hobbits of all colours! Say no to Hobbit racism!”
What an idiot. She ought to be disallowed because hobbits aren’t as shit-stupid as she appears to be.
And 5′ is not ‘the perfect height to play one of Tolkein’s hobbits’; the perfect height to play one of Tolkein’s hobbits is 3′, which any ass who had read the books would know. It’s common these days for journalists to write about stuff concerning which they are grossly ignorant, but that doesn’t mean the rest of us have to put up with it.