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.
I'm disappointed in Tim Burton. His aesthetic shaped my adolescence, but as I got older I realized his worlds have no one who looks like me.— Jennifer de Guzman (@Jennifer_deG) September 29, 2016
This user was disappointed with Burton's take on diversity.
Wait, you're saying Tim Burton, who casts the same 2 actors in every movie, doesn't think diversity is necessary?— OhNoSheTwitnt 🏳️🌈 (@OhNoSheTwitnt) September 29, 2016
This user was not surprised by his comments.
Oh look, people are upset that Tim Burton doesn't forcibly insert racial stereotypes into his films just to pander to millenials.— YourLocalJacob 🇺🇸 (@YourLocalJacob) September 29, 2016
And this user seemingly agreed with him.
Tim's a really great guy.
"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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