NEW YORK (AP) — Tim Burton is getting criticized on social media over his explanation on why his new movie’s cast is overwhelmingly white.

The major characters in Burton’s “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” are all white, save for Samuel L. Jackson‘s Barron.

When asked about the lack of a diverse cast, Burton told Bustle “things either call for things, or they don’t.” He went on to say “I grew up watching blaxploitation movies, right? And I said, that’s great. I didn’t go like, OK, there should be more white people in these movies.”

Jackson commented that “Tim’s a really great guy” and that he doesn’t think the lack of diversity is “any fault of his or his method of storytelling.”

The comments made Burton a trending topic on Twitter on Thursday.


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3 thoughts on “Tim Burton Slammed For Comments On Diversity In New Film

  1. This is important to us? Come on Peeps. The Scholar is very disappointed in how easily our attention is distracted from the systemic issue that are decaying our communities. TRUTH, you been served notice. Don’t be caught sleeping again.

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