Disabled community upset with 'The Witches'
Los Angeles: Warner Bros has said it is "deeply saddened" that the film 'The Witches' has upset the disabled community.
The movie, which premiered on HBO Max on October 22, has been slammed by prominent members of the community, including campaigners, Paralympians and the Paralympic Games organisation for its depiction of the witches.
In the movie, Hathaway's character Grand High Witch and others are revealed to have three elongated fingers on each hand, which is similar to the limb abnormality ectrodactyly, otherwise known as "split hand".
Taking to Twitter, British Paralympic swimmer Amy Marren slammed the film for its depiction of the witches."Warner Bros, was there much thought given as to how this representation of limb differences would affect the limb difference community?" Marren tweeted.
In its response, a spokesperson of Warner Bros said, "In adapting the original story, we worked with designers and artists to come up with a new interpretation of the cat-like claws that are described in the book. It was never the intention for viewers to feel that the fantastical, non-human creatures were meant to represent them," the spokesperson added.