Rings of Power represents a new stage for the mythology of Lord of the Rings. The series takes place 7000 years before the films of Peter Jackson (The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit) during the Second Age in Middle-earth. The story notably follows the creation of the famous rings of power. Spectators will also discover during 5 announced seasons the rise of a certain Sauron.
The opportunity to discover the last alliance between Elves and human beings with an intrigue sublimated by an enormous budget, undoubtedly the largest of a television production. Despite the good reception of the first two episodes, as you can imagine, some viewers do not mind to make racist comments online.
The reason for their anger? Dark elves, just that. A controversy already present even before the broadcast of the Rings of Power now reinforced by a review bombing on Rotten Tomatoes or Metacritic.
Faced with this controversy, the original cast of Lord of the Ringsthe Peter Jackson franchise, speak online.
The opportunity for Elijah Wood, the interpreter of Frodo, but also other actors to lend their support in the face of attacks!
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“You are all welcome here”
Elijah Wood, Dominic Monaghan, Billy Boyd and Sean Astin play respectively Frodo, Sam, Meriadoc and Peregrin in the film franchise The Lord of the Rings. A quartet that everyone remembers, especially for the moving final scene where Aragorn and the crowd kneel before the Hobbits who made it possible to triumph over Sauron.
Suffice to say that seeing the quartet take up the defense of Rings of Power has something to please. On Twitter, the actors wear clothes with Elf ears in a variation of colors.
We discover white, matte and black skin. Enough to support actors from minorities currently targeted by racist attacks online.
These tweets are accompanied by the message: You are all welcome here “. Whatever your skin color, the actors of the Lord of the Rings welcome you! Something to send a message to haters while supporting the cast… who responds in the comments by thanking the actors!