the series of The Rings of Power based on The Lord of the Rings It has been well received by critics across the board, but it seems that there is one person who has not liked it at all, it is Mr. Elon Muskwho slipped acid criticism on his Twitter account.
“Tolkien is rolling in his grave. Almost all the male characters so far are either cowards, idiots, or both. Only Galadriel is brave and smart and nice.” Musk noted.
Almost every male character so far is a coward, a jerk or both. Only Galadriel is brave, smart and nice.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 5, 2022
Neil Gaiman Responded To Complaints About The Harfoots’ Representation In The Lord Of The Rings: The Rings Of Power: “Anyone Who Complains Is Racist Or Hasn’t Read Tolkien”
But it has not been the only controversy that The Rings of Power has generated, since the author Neil Gaiman has had to come out to defend the characterization of the Harfoots, for being very “dark”.
Tolkien described the Harfoots as "browner of skin" than the other hobbits. So I think anyone grumbling is either racist or hasn’t read their Tolkien. Your mileage may vary.
— Neil Gaiman (@neilhimself) September 2, 2022
“Tolkien described the Harfoot as ‘darker-skinned’ than the other hobbits. So I think anyone complaining is racist or hasn’t read Tolkien. His experience may be different,” Gaiman wrote.