Midgets march to protest new movie

THE makers of a major new film about Snow White are facing stern criticism - and a "100-midget march" - from the disability rights lobby for using fully sized British actors to play the seven dwarfs.

Advocates from the pressure group Little People of America issued a statement arguing the film industry should be casting actors with dwarfism as "characters that were written to be played by short people".

The movie Snow White and the Huntsman, which opened in the United States last week and is at the top of the box-office charts, instead used actors such as Ray Winstone, Bob Hoskins, Ian McShane and Eddie Marsan in the roles.

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