In the Season 26 premiere episode of The View, moderator Whoopi Goldberg called out racist fans of the shows House Of The Dragon and The Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power. Both shows have been the target of racism for their diverse casting.
“Are you telling me black people can’t be fake people too?” Goldberg said. “I don’t know if there’s, like, a hobbit club, I don’t know if there are gonna be protests. But people: what is wrong with y’all?”
Both 'House Of The Dragon' and 'Rings Of Power' have garnered racist backlash for their inclusion of Black actors and characters.
“Whoopi and I are sci-fi and fantasy nerds so I love it so much,” Hostin said. “I especially love Mr. [Steve] Toussaint, who plays the very sexy Black man [in House of the Dragon], the rich Black man with dreads.”
Goldberg concluded her point by offering a solution to those that have a problem with Black characters in the realm of fantasy.
“I don’t want to upset the mermaids who are watching the show. Because I know there are many communities of mermaids of various colors,” she quipped. “And when I say various colors, I’m not playing. There are violet mermaids, there are pink mermaids, there are Black mermaids, there are Latina mermaids, there are mermaids of every ilk. And you know why there can be? Because it’s the world that we would like to see better. We would like to see as many people represented in fantasy as exists. So all y’all who have problems because there are Black hobbits: get a job.”