Tim Burton really really doesn’t like political correctness or forced “diversity”. In a recent Interview with a writer for Bustle, Tim was asked why there wasn’t enough “diversity” in his movies. The question was in relation to Tim’s latest movie “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children”, a movie which according to Social Justice Warriors, wasn’t diverse enough.
“Nowadays, people are talking about it more,” he says regarding film diversity. But “things either call for things, or they don’t. I remember back when I was a child watching The Brady Bunch and they started to get all politically correct. Like, OK, let’s have an Asian child and a black. I used to get more offended by that than just… 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.”
This is a pretty harmless statement of course. All the guy is saying is that he isn’t going to force a cast to be diverse, he’s just going to pick whoever is most qualified for the job(Regardless of their race). The Interviewer then tried to create more racial controversy by posing a similar question to Samuel L. Jackson, an actor in the movie.
“Of the film’s entire cast, Jackson appears to be the only nonwhite character, playing the villainous Barron, the leader of a group of creatures who aim to murder children with supernatural abilities. When I ask Jackson about the film’s lack of diversity, he says that while he “noticed it,” it didn’t deter him from taking on his part.
“I had to go back in my head and go, how many black characters have been in Tim Burton movies?” Jackson says. “And I may have been the first, I don’t know, or the most prominent in that particular way, but it happens the way it happens. I don’t think it’s any fault of his or his method of storytelling, it’s just how it’s played out. Tim’s a really great guy.”
Sane people everywhere understand where Tim is coming from. There’s nothing wrong with having an all white cast and there’s nothing wrong with having an all black cast. There’s also nothing wrong with having a diverse cast so long as the cast is made up of people well suited for the job. Its when you go out of your way to force a cast to be diverse for no reason that we start having a problem
Surely, Internet Feminists and Social Justice activists will understand this simply concept right?
Ladies and gentlemen, I bring you…….
THE TRIGGERING: Tim Burton Edition: