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

Say it: The debut of the first two episodes of Amazon's The Lord of the Rings: The Power Rings last week threw some racist trolls out of the woodwork... leading to some original stars of the Lord of the Rings film trilogy speaking out to have

The debut of the first two episodes of Amazon’s The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power last week threw up some racist trolls… leading to some original stars of the Lord of the Rings film trilogy raising their voices .

Elijah Wood, Sean Astin, Dominic Monaghan and Billy Boyd took to social media on Wednesday, unveiling new hats and t-shirts with a powerful message in the Elvish language Neo-Sindarin, which translates to “You’re All Welcome Here”.

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

Say it: The debut of the first two episodes of Amazon's The Lord of the Rings: The Power Rings last week threw some racist trolls out of the woodwork... leading to some original stars of the Lord of the Rings film trilogy speaking out to have

Say it: The debut of the first two episodes of Amazon’s The Lord of the Rings: The Power Rings last week threw some racist trolls out of the woodwork… leading to some original stars of the Lord of the Rings film trilogy speaking out to have

Wood posted a photo of him alongside Monaghan and Boyd, all wearing t-shirts that read “You Are All Welcome Here” in Elvish script.

Below the script are illustrations of a number of different elf ears of various 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 shirts.

Elijah's Tweet: Wood posted a photo of him next to Monaghan and Boyd, all wearing t-shirts that read

Elijah’s Tweet: Wood posted a photo of him next to Monaghan and Boyd, all wearing t-shirts that read “You Are All Welcome Here” in Elvish script

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

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

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

Hat: Astin tweeted a similar post, although wearing a white hat with the same message

Hat: Astin tweeted a similar post, although wearing 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 together in absolute solidarity against the unrelenting racism, threats, harassment and abuse some of our castmates of color face on a daily basis. We refuse to ignore or tolerate it,” the statement said.

“JRR Tolkien created a world that is by definition multicultural. A world where free peoples of different races and cultures unite in community to defeat the forces of evil. “Rings of Power” reflects that. Our world has never been entirely white, imagination has never been entirely white, Middle-earth is not entirely white. BIOPIC belong in Middle-earth and they shall remain,” the statement continued.

“Finally, all our love and community goes out to the fans who support us, especially people of color who are themselves attacked for simply existing in this fandom. We see you, your courage and your infinite 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 – thank you for having our backs,” the statement concluded with the Elvish word Namarie, which translates to “to be good”.

Stand Together: “We, the cast of Rings of Power, stand together in absolute solidarity against the unrelenting racism, threats, harassment and abuse some of our castmates of color face on a daily basis.  We refuse to ignore or tolerate it,

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Stand Together: “We, the cast of Rings of Power, stand together in absolute solidarity against the unrelenting racism, threats, harassment and abuse some of our castmates of color face on a daily basis. We refuse to ignore or tolerate it,” the statement said

The show of solidarity came after The Rings of Power debuted on Amazon Prime Video, starring a cast of actors of color.

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

There has been speculation that racist trolls “reviewed” the show in Rotten Tomatoes ratings, with several of the black cast members receiving hateful messages.

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

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

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

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

Marshall, blown away by the support, sent out another tweet, exclaiming: “The hobbits carry our goods! I am indescribable. Thank you very much!’

Affiliation: Cruz-Cordova quoted Wood's tweet and added:

Affiliation: Cruz-Cordova quoted Wood’s tweet and added: “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

Thank you: Another cast member, Benjamin Walker, thanked them both

Thank you: 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 herself, adding: “OMG… Uh… Uhm……. The Elvish says “Si Uh…. Uhm…. The Elvish says “Si de maedol.” -> Sindarin for YOU ARE ALL WELCOME HERE.’

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power debuts Thursday, March 8th.

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

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

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

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

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