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Original Lord of the Rings stars such as Elijah Wood and Sean Astin shut down racist trolls

Speak: The debut of Amazon's first two episodes of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power last week brought racist trolls out of the carpentry... leading to some stars of the original Lord of the Rings movie trilogy to sing Express

The debut of the first two episodes of Amazon’s The Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power last week brought racist trolls out of the carpentry… prompting some stars of the Lord of the Rings movie trilogy to speak out .

Elijah Wood, Sean Astin, Dominic Monaghan and Billy Boyd took to social media on Wednesday, showcasing new hats and t-shirts with a powerful message written in the neo-Sindarin Elvish language, which translates to “You’re all welcome here”.

The shirts, hats and other merchandise were created by Don Marshall, the self-nicknamed “Obscure Lord of the Rings Facts Guy” who has nearly 600,000 followers on TikTok, which are currently available on his official website.

Speak: The debut of Amazon's first two episodes of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power last week brought racist trolls out of the carpentry... leading to some stars of the original Lord of the Rings movie trilogy to sing Express

Speak: The debut of Amazon’s first two episodes of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power last week brought racist trolls out of the carpentry… leading to some stars of the original Lord of the Rings movie trilogy to sing Express

Wood posted a photo of himself alongside Monaghan and Boyd, all wearing the shirts, which feature “You’re all welcome here” written in Elvish script.

Below the script there are illustrations of a number of different elven ears in different shapes and colors.

Wood simply tweeted, “You’re all welcome here” while tagging @LOTRonPrime and Don Marshall (@DonMarshall72) with the hashtag #RingsOfPower and the link to Marshall’s website to purchase the t-shirts.

Tweet from Elijah: Wood posted a photo of himself alongside Monaghan and Boyd, all wearing the shirts, which feature

Tweet from Elijah: Wood posted a photo of himself alongside Monaghan and Boyd, all wearing the shirts, which feature “You’re all welcome here” written in elvish script

The tweet went viral early Wednesday morning and has since amassed over 14,000 retweets and 90,000 likes.

Boyd also posted the photo with a similar tweet, while Astin tweeted a similar message, despite wearing a white hat with the same message.

The show’s official Twitter also sent out a message that began, “We stand in solidarity with our cast #YouAreAllWelcomeHere.”

Hat: Astin tweeted a similar message, although he wore a white hat with the same message

Hat: Astin tweeted a similar message, although he wore a white hat with the same message

Billy: Boyd also posted the photo with a similar tweet

Billy: Boyd also posted the photo with a similar tweet

“We, the cast of Rings of Power, stand united in absolute solidarity against the ongoing racism, threats, harassment and abuse that some of our comrades of color experience daily. We refuse to ignore or condone it,” the statement read.

“JRR Tolkien created a world which, by definition, is multicultural. A world in which free people of different races and cultures unite to defeat the forces of evil. “Rings of Power” reflects this. Our world has never been all white, fantasy has never been all white, Middle Earth is not all white. BIOPIC belongs to Middle-earth and they intend to stay,” the statement continued.

“Finally, all of our love and brotherhood goes out to the fans who support us, especially fans of color who themselves are under attack for simply existing in this fandom. We see you, your bravery and endless creativity. Your cosplays , fancams, fan art and ideas 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 – thank you for supporting us,” a concluded the statement, with an Elvish word Namarie, which translates to “Be well”.

Stay together: “We, the cast of Rings of Power, stand united in absolute solidarity against the relentless racism, threats, harassment and abuse that some of our comrades of color experience daily.  We refuse to ignore or condone it,' the statement read.

Stay together: “We, the cast of Rings of Power, stand united in absolute solidarity against the relentless racism, threats, harassment and abuse that some of our comrades of color experience daily. We refuse to ignore or condone it,’ the statement read.

The show of solidarity came after The Rings of Power debuted on Amazon Prime Video, featuring a number of actors of color in lead roles.

These include Ismael Cruz Cordova as the elf Arondir, the dwarf Sophia Nomvete as the dwarf princess Disa, and Nazanin Boniadi as the human Bronwyn.

There has been speculation that racist trolls have “bombarded” the series into the Rotten Tomatoes ratings, with several cast members of color receiving hate messages.

Arondir: These include Ismael Cruz Cordova as the elf Arondir (above), the dwarf Sophia Nomvete as the dwarf princess Disa, and Nazanin Boniadi as the human Bronwyn.

Arondir: These include Ismael Cruz Cordova as the elf Arondir (above), the dwarf Sophia Nomvete as the dwarf princess Disa, and Nazanin Boniadi as the human Bronwyn.

Cruz-Cordova retweeted Wood’s tweet, adding, “We belong in Middle-earth” along with two black fist emojis and a red heart emoji.

Boniadi retweeted Wood and Astin’s tweets with heart emojis, while fellow cast member Benjamin Walker thanked them both.

Marshall, overwhelmed with support, sent out another tweet exclaiming, “The Hobbits Wear Our Merchandise!” I am beyond words. Thanks a lot!’

Belong: Cruz-Cordova retweeted Wood's tweet, adding:

Belong: Cruz-Cordova retweeted Wood’s tweet, adding: ‘We belong in Middle-earth’ with two black fist emojis and a red heart emoji

Heart: Boniadi retweeted Wood and Astin's tweets with heart emojis

Heart: Boniadi retweeted Wood and Astin’s tweets with heart emojis

Thanks: Another cast member, Benjamin Walker, thanked them both

Thanks: Another cast member, Benjamin Walker, thanked them both

He also thanked another Twitter user, @WizardWayKris, who teaches Elvish and provided the translation for the shirts.

Kris tweeted her own, adding: ‘OMG… Uh….. Uhm……. The Elvish says “Si Uh…. Uhm…. The Elvish says “Sí of maedol.” -> Sindarin for YOU ALL ARE WELCOME HERE.’

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power launches the third episode of its eight-episode season on Thursday, September 8 at 9 PM PT.

Acknowledgements: He also thanked another Twitter user, @WizardWayKris, who teaches Elvish and provided the translation for the shirts.

Acknowledgements: He also thanked another Twitter user, @WizardWayKris, who teaches Elvish and provided the translation for the shirts.

Translation: Kris tweeted her own, adding: Sindarin for YOU ALL ARE WELCOME HERE'” class=”blkBorder img-share” style=”max-width:100%” />

Translation: Kris tweeted her own, adding, “OMG…Uh…Uhm…The Elvish says ‘Si Uh…Uhm…The Elvish says ‘Sí de maedol.’ -> Sindarin for YOU ALL ARE WELCOME HERE’

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