Warner Bros. has apologized after being criticized by people with disabilities over the depiction of Anne Hathaway’s character in “The Witches.”
Many people with disabilities pointed out that she appears to have Ectrodactyly, a limb abnormality that’s commonly referred to as “split hand.”
Advocates fear that portraying villains with physical defects can perpetuate stereotypes that disabilities are abnormal or scary.
The official Twitter account for the Paralympic Games echoed Marren’s sentiments, writing “Limb difference is not scary. Differences should be celebrated and disability has to be normalized.”