Deadline Hollywood reports:
The original stars of The Lord of the Rings film series by Peter Jackson are coming together to plead for inclusivity amid a racist backlash against the series The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power.
Some viewers have expressed their discontent over the casting of people of color for the series as they believe it goes against the source material created by author J. R. R. Tolkien.
Elijah Wood, Billy Boyd and Dominic Monaghan came together on social media to support the diversity in the casting of the Amazon Prime Video series. “You are all welcome here,” reads the Twitter caption Wood shared.
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