7 Little Johnstons matriarch Amber Johnston is done with stereotyping little people like herself and her family. The wife of Trent Johnston made it very clear that she's not happy with how individuals with dwarfism are being represented, especially in films.
Recently, Amber showed her support for Game of Thrones actor Peter Dinklage who blasted Disney over their upcoming movie involving dwarfs. Here's what she has to say about it.
7 Little Johnstons: Amber Johnston Cries Foul Over Stereotypes of Dwarfism
Amber Johnston is not keeping quiet about the stereotypes of dwarfism, particularly in the movie industry. The 7 Little Johnstons star took to Instagram and shared her stance on the issue that is very close to her heart.
Amber shared a screenshot of an article about Peter Dinklage calling out Disney over their "hypocrisy" for remaking Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. The award-winning actor cited the movie's "backwards story," particularly its depictions of people with achondroplasia.
"Take a step back and look at what you're doing there. It makes no sense to me," Dinklage said. "You're progressive in one way, but then you're still making that f****** backwards story about seven dwarfs living in a cave together. What the f*** are you doing, man?"
Dinklage added, "Have I done nothing to advance the cause from my soap box? I guess I'm not loud enough."
Amber Shows Support for Actor Peter Dinklage
Amber Johnston echoed Peter Dinklage's sentiment about the issue. The 7 Little Johnstons celeb agreed with the actor's stand and encouraged fellow dwarfs to take a stance too.
"100% agree. We as individuals with dwarfism must be louder, take a stance and refuse to accept such roles," Amber wrote on her IG Stories. "If society wants to move forward, it must do so ENTIRELY, not just partly."
It's clear that Amber Johnston feels strongly about this issue. The 7 Little Johnstons star and her entire family all have achondroplasia, so it's a topic that definitely hits home.
7 Little Johnstons: Disney Responds to New Movie Outrage
Meanwhile, Disney has issued a response to Peter Dinklage's criticism. A spokesperson for the company said in a statement that in order "to avoid reinforcing stereotypes from the original animated film, we are taking a different approach with these seven characters and have been consulting with members of the dwarfism community."
As for Amber Johnston, she continues to advocate for people with achondroplasia. The 7 Little Johnstons star hopes to "educate to empower" and continue to make a stand for other dwarfs.
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