Goldberg urged fans who accept extraterrestrials such as hobbits and dragons to accept black actors as well.
On the September 6 episode of “The View” hosted by Whoopi Goldberg, racist reactions to the HBO series “House of the Dragon” and the Amazon Prime Video series “The Lord of The Rings: Rings of Power” were brought to the fore. came. Goldberg heavily criticized fans for making racist comments.
The Oscar-winning actress invited fans of TV series featuring extraterrestrials, both of which take place in fantasy universes, to accept black actors as they accept these beings. “They don’t exist in the real world, you know that? No dragons. No hobbits. Are you telling me that black people can’t be fake people either?” said. Goldberg later said, “People who have problems because there are black hobbits… Go get a job! Get a job! Find yourself because you’re focused on the wrong things!” made statements.
The show’s co-host, Sunny Hostin, agreed with Goldberg, saying, “I think what’s incredible is that for these people dragons, fire-breathing dragons, people with natural white hair and purple eyes are acceptable, but black people are unrealistic.” “House of Dragon” star Steve Toussaint made very similar statements in his interviews, where he talked about the racist comments he received after being cast as Lord Corlys Velaryon, saying that he didn’t understand why people who accept all the imaginary beings of the fantasy world can’t accept black actors.
Addressing racist fans, Whoopi Goldberg also said that they should prepare themselves to see a black Mermaid Ariel now. Halle Bailey plays Ariel in Disney’s live-action movie “The Little Mermaid”, which will meet with the audience in the spring of 2023.