Director Peter Jackson’s representative has branded the Hobbit racial dispute as unfortunate and denied allegations that the director was aware of the controversial audition requirements. A British actress of Pakistani roots, Naz Humphreys had claimed last week that she was turned down for a role in the movie ‘The Hobbits’ because of her color. According to her, the movie bosses had insisted on only pale-skinned actors.
Naz had gone to the extent of creating a facebook page titled ‘Hire hobbits of all colours! Say no to hobbit racism!’ to protest against the discrimination. Now, a rep for Jackson has claimed that the incident was nothing but an unfortunate error and Jackson had never issued any such instructions to his casting director.