Chloe Grace Moretz Responds to Body Shaming Movie Poster Controversy: “The Actual Story Is Powerful”

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A movie poster caused quite a stir among the people of the internet Tuesday, forcing the film’s star, Chloë Grace Moretz, to enter the fray.

The poster, which promotes Moretz’s upcoming animated film “Red Shoes & the 7 Dwarfs,” was accused of body shaming, with plus-size model Tess Holliday leading the charge.

“How did this get approved by an entire marketing team?” she tweeted. “Why is it okay to tell young kids being fat = ugly?”

How did this get approved by an entire marketing team? Why is it okay to tell young kids being fat = ugly? 🤔😏@ChloeGMoretz pic.twitter.com/PVhgwluGTM

— Tess Holliday 🥀 (@Tess_Holliday) May 30, 2017

She wasn’t the only one appalled by the poster, which asks, “What if Snow White was no longer beautiful and the 7 dwarfs not so short?” Alongside the words are two images of the fairy tale character: one tall and thin, and the other shorter and stockier. Needless to say, more people were quick to weigh in, discussing how the message contribute to body image issues and calling the poster “disturbing.”

Hoping there’s more to this film than this questionable ad campaign. https://t.co/gMSVK9cA7b

— Emily Taylor (@EmnmgurlEBT) May 30, 2017

No wonder kids have issues with body image. Enough of the size shaming. We are all unique and thus beautiful in our own way

— Julie C Cluff (@Quatchi1974) May 31, 2017

as a mother of a teenage daughter and a woman in general this is so so incredibly disturbing. #WTH

— Courtney Fernandez (@CourtLovesLife) May 30, 2017

Even if the end message is positive, it’ll be refreshing when we get “normal” looking characters whose weight isn’t their defining quality. https://t.co/juTHOCaMyB

— Omri (@Omri_Rawrlan) May 31, 2017

With many of the tweets directed at Moretz, the actress responded Wednesday, assuring everyone that she had not approved the poster and was “just as appalled and angry as everyone else.” She also shared that the poster wasn’t representative of the film, which she says has “a beautiful script.”

“The actual story is powerful for young women and resonated with me,” she wrote. “I am sorry for the offense that was beyond my creative control.”

I have now fully reviewed the mkting for Red Shoes, I am just as appalled and angry as everyone else, this wasn’t approved by me or my team

— Chloë Grace Moretz (@ChloeGMoretz) May 31, 2017

Pls know I have let the producers of the film know. I lent my voice to a beautiful script that I hope you will all see in its entirety https://t.co/IOIXYZTc3g

— Chloë Grace Moretz (@ChloeGMoretz) May 31, 2017

The actual story is powerful for young women and resonated with me. I am sorry for the offense that was beyond my creative control https://t.co/HZP2ydPCAX

— Chloë Grace Moretz (@ChloeGMoretz) May 31, 2017

You can bet they’ll be more careful when promoting “Red Shoes & the 7 Dwarfs” in the future.

[via: Twitter; h/t: People]

X-Men Spinoff ‘New Mutants’ May Add ‘Stranger Things’ Star Charlie Heaton: Report

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There may be more strange occurrences in Charlie Heaton’s future.

The actor, who plays Jonathan Byers in “Stranger Things,” is in talks to join the X-Men spinoff film “New Mutants,” Variety reports. Although it doesn’t take place in Hawkins, Indiana, it will bring equally bizarre phenomena to screen. The film centers on a group of teenagers with mutant powers, including Heaton’s reported would-be character, Sam Guthrie. Nicknamed Cannonball, Sam is invulnerable when he’s in midair.

If the casting becomes official, the actor will join “Game of Thrones” star Maisie Williams and Anya Taylor-Joy of “Split,” who have already signed on. Rosario Dawson also looks likely to join and is in negotiations to take on the role of the young superheroes’ mentor, Dr. Cecilia Reyes. The film is going to be a horror flick, with a script co-written by Knate Lee and director Josh Boone, so this could get crazier than the Upside Down.

“New Mutants” is slated to hit theaters on April 13, 2018.

[via: Variety]