After a LOTR troll erroneously blamed the creator of Amazon's new fantasy show, Neil Gaiman fans are having a field day

After a LOTR troll erroneously blamed the creator of Amazon's new fantasy show, Neil Gaiman fans are ...

The new Amazon series from the Lord of the Rings may have been costly to produce, but it's certainly gotten people talking, including famous author Neil Gaiman. The issue here is that Gaiman is not or never will be involved in the next Lord of the Rings series. Fans were fed up with his reaction to Elon Musk's tweet about the Lord of the Rings prequel Rings of Power, and subsequently, they were fed up with it.

Rings of Power has been well-reviewed by critics and viewed by 25 million people. However, there is a group blasting the LOTR show's ratings, claiming that people of color and women are casting too much. This has sparked outrage on both sides of social media. Some of the original Lord of the Rings movies cast have backed the new series' choices.

What triggered this patch of mostly confusion and a bit of controversy over Amazon Prime Video was a tweet from the billionaire and Tesla CEO, saying, "Tolkien is turning in his grave, noting that every male character in the prequel is a coward, jerk, or both." The popular author responded.

Elon Musk does not go to me for advice on how to fail to buy Twitter, and I do not go to him for film, television, or literature criticism. https://t.co/WpyXhQlqIhSeptember 6, 2022

After this, Twitter users became a little louder and, in some cases, more confused. From this came Henrik Anderson's tweet criticizing Gaiman for ruining the Lord of the Rings.

Even if you ignore the OBVIOUS lore problems you are causing, this is still an obscenity! I was hoping all the hater were wrong - not Elon!

This user is also blaming the wrong person for Dream-Crushing. Neil Gaiman is the creator of the Netflix show The Sandman, and while he may have seen some Rings of Power episodes early, he did not have a voice in how it was created. This was made apparent by fans of Rings of Power as well.

I'm so confused. Did you work on LotR? Why is this person so enraged at you? I'm new to Twitter, lol.

That poor Twitter user was so confused! Gaiman was able to provide some clarity, with a healthy dose of humor.

Cory Barlog, a video game designer best known for God of War, mocked Twitter users with a joke that he will never forgive Gaiman.

DARNIT NEIL! I will never forgive you for what you did to God of War. Or that backyard wrestling game. but you were the bomb in the Phantoms, yo!

Other Gaiman supporters reacted by ridiculing and joking about The Sandman's creator not participating in projects that he would never, in a 1,000 years, be involved in. For example, dorotheasvintage made a reference to a soap opera:

When Neil stopped writing for my favorite soap, Passions, I was also suprised! The show ended when Elon had died!

Some are irritated by the question one person asked whether this was true, and the user who tweeted about Passions said Sarcasm, love. Others jokingly blamed Gaiman for the Game of Thrones conclusion, Supernatural, and mike m. blamed him for War and Peace, you know the book by Leo Tolstoy from the mid-1800s.

Also, war and peace. I mean I love the story, but man did the book drag on a bit. Too much peace, not enough war. And the movie adaptation, who knew? How can a few hours be all it was given? Next time.

The debacle of Rings of Power has been a major concern for Amazon. Among these falls TV series, Gaiman has been a vocal proponent of diverse casting. He has also advocated for Rings of Power on social media, as well as many others, in his own shows, especially in his latest one The Sandman.

Rings of Power releases new episodes every Friday and can be seen with an Amazon Prime subscription. With all the support for the Rings of Power cast from many people, and Gaimans' presence on Twitter combating trolls, the discussion surrounding the next few episodes of the prequel is bound to be interesting.