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Director Tim Burton attends "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children" red carpet event at Saks 5th Avenue on Monday, Sept. 26, 2016, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Film director Tim Burton called cast diversity unnecessary and Twitter wasn't having it


Eccentric film director Tim Burton received a lot of heat on social media Thursday after he defended his decision to cast mostly white actors in his films, including "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children," set to hit theaters this weekend.

"Things either call for things, or they don't," he told The Bustle on diversity in Hollywood.

He went on to say it is offensive when shows and films try to force a more diverse cast.

Burton's comments did not sit well with the Twitterverse. 

This user was disappointed with Burton's take on diversity.

This user was not surprised by his comments. 

And this user seemingly agreed with him.

Tim's a really great guy.
Samuel L. Jackson

"I don't think it's any fault of his or his method of storytelling, it's just how it's played out," Samuel L. Jackson, who is the only star of color in "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children," told The Bustle.

You can check out the cast movie for yourself in theaters on Friday, September 30. 

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