Sen. Warnock Will NOT Let Record Turnout in Ga. Ruin Dems' 'Voter Suppression'...
Biden Campaign Spox Wants Voters to Remember Something (Does This Guy Secretly Work...
It's DEAD Jim, DEAD! Megyn Kelly Savagely Ends Chris Christie’s Campaign in JUST...
BlackRock Freaks TF OUT After DeSantis Straight-Up OWNS Them During GOP Debate and...
Biden Administration Set to SEIZE Rights on Drug Patents
Ibram X. Kendi's Comments About ‘Whiteness’ Sound Awfully Racist
Iowahawk DROPS Penn Pres in BRUTAL Thread for Trying to BACKPEDAL After Defending...
BRAVO! Don't Look Now but Jon Lovitz Just Totally, Completely, and Absolutely DECIMATED...
TOOL Sen. Chris Murphy Tells a WHOPPER About His Crap Gun-Grabber Bill, Gets...
BREAKING: White House Interns Demand Ceasefire - NBC Continues Being a Joke
Dylan Mulvaney Is As Popular at Penn State As Bud Light
President Joe Biden Wanted to Play Both Lacrosse AND Football but Couldn't
AOC Says Targeting Trans Children for Playing Sports Makes All Women Less Safe
Liberal Fans of 'Frasier' Are in FREAKOUT Mode After Kelsey Grammer Confirms He...
'America's Dumbest Bernie Activist Somehow Manages to Top Herself in Epic Embarrassing Pos...

Peter Dinklage, who is white, accused of "yellowface" for upcoming portrayal of Hervé Villechaize, who was also white

Remember the controversy a few weeks ago when Scarlett Johansson was forced out of the production of “Rub & Tug,” a film based on the true story of a woman who decided to live life as a man as she gained control of Pittsburgh’s massage parlor business? You see, Scarlett, who is a woman, was not allowed to play Dante “Tex” Gill, who was also a woman, because that role should have gone to a trans person, even though there’s no evidence that Gill was trans.


Got it?

Well, we’re seeing a repeat of that happening with actor Peter Dinklage, best known for his portrayal Tyrion Lannister on “Game of Thrones.” Dinklage, who is white, has been cast as Hervé Villechaize in the upcoming “My Dinner with Hervé.” And this is a problem because Villechaize, who was also white, looked Asian and viewers didn’t know he wasn’t:

Dinklage blames Wikipedia for the confusion:

The actor traced the confusion to a claim long listed on Villechaize’s Wikipedia page, and assumptions based on his most famous roles.

“It says [Villechaize was half-Filipino] on Wikipedia. Family members can’t change information on there. My daughter’s name was ‘Zelig’ on Wikipedia for a long time. Her name is not Zelig. I don’t know who is able to put information up, but there are so many things on there that aren’t true,” he said.


“Maybe people were thinking of The Man with the Golden Gun, which was shot in Southeast Asia, and Fantasy Island, where he’s on an island, and that, compounded with how he looked, made some think he must be from that part of the world,” said Dinklage.

Wikipedia has since corrected the page:

Villechaize was born in Paris, France to English-born Evelyn (Recchionni) and raised there by her and by his father André Villechaize. Contrary to a belief popularized by incorrect information on, Villechaize was not Filipino.[2]

But, as they say, it’s too late for that:

“My Dinner with Hervé” premiers October 20 on HBO:




Join the conversation as a VIP Member


Trending on Twitchy Videos