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Lord of the Rings actors slam racist anger to new Amazon series cast

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The cast members of the recently released spin-off TV series, The Rings Of Power, have been subjected to "relentless" racial insults by Lord of the Rings actors.

"You Are All Welcome Here," posted Elijah Wood, Sean Astin, Billy Boyd, and Dominic Monaghan, all of whom appeared in Peter Jackson's film trilogy.

It comes after non-white Actors were trolling on social media for playing a variety of white fictional roles. The show stars Sophia Nomvete, Ismael Cruz Cordova, and Lenny Henry.

Actors from the film series tweeted photographs of themselves wearing T-shirts with representations of pointed hobbit, elf, and harfoot ears in various colors.

It went on to say that JRR Tolkien, who penned the Lord of the Rings books, "built a universe that, by definition, is multi-cultural."

"A world in which free peoples of many races and cultures work together in fellowship to battle the forces of evil," it said. "Rings of Power reflects that."

Adding: "Our world has never been all white, nor has fantasy, nor is Middle-earth all white. BIPOC [black, indigenous, and people of color] belong in Middle-earth and are here to stay."

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power is widely regarded as the most costly television series ever produced. It takes the epic fantasy to the small screen, set thousands of years before the novels and films.

In a recent statement, Amazon Studios CEO  Jennifer Salke stated  that the company "stands behind" its actors "100%."

Actor Steve Toussaint who played Lord Corlys Velaryon addressed racism directed at him, stating it was "an issue they have to deal with, I don't have to."