The Lord Of The Rings stars Elijah Wood, Billy Boyd, Sean Astin, and Dominic Monaghan show support for The Rings Of Power cast amid racist backlash: “You are all welcome here”.

The cast of The Rings of Power also posted a statement on the official accounts of the show on social media.

We, the cast of Rings of Power, stand together in absolute solidarity and against the relentless racism, threats, harassment, and abuse some of our castmates of color are being subjected to on a daily basis. We refuse to ignore it or tolerate it.

JRR Tolkien created a world which, by definition, is multi-cultural. A world in which free peoples from different races and cultures join together, in fellowship, to defeat the forces of evil. Rings of Power reflects that. Our  world has never been all white, fantasy has never been all white, Middle-earth is not all white. BIPOC belong in Middle-earth and they are here to stay.

Finally, all our love and fellowship go out to the fans supporting us,  especially fans of colour who are themselves being attacked simply for  existing in this fandom. We see you, your bravery, and endless creativity. Your cosplays, fancams, fan art, and insights make this community a richer place and remind us of our purpose. You are valid, you are loved, and you  belong. You are an integral part of the LOTR family – thanks for having our backs.