Was Tolkien woke?
The website appears to have some kind of connection Amazon Studios current Lord of the Rings TV series production given they were the first to receive and publish the official synopsis of the show back in January.
Regardless, they took to Twitter where they began a thread condemning “homophobic comments.”
They wrote, “Listen, we’ve been dealing with homophobic comments for decades and it’s still wrong. Whatever toxic arguments are being said now about LOTR fandom & adaptations is the same trash that said Ian McKellen was the worst affront to Tolkien’s legacy ever. #pride.”
They followed that up writing, “Cogent respectful debate on Tolkien is always welcome but homophobic, racist, misogynistic trash is always a case for banning. It’s not what Tolkien fandom is, wants or welcome. We used to be able to ban in the era of message boards and IRC, but in the era of social media…”