Another day, another bullshit story about diversity in Hollywood films. Now, the SJW shit squad is trying to take Tim Burton down a peg because of an interview he did where he said this:
“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.”
It seems like a pretty reasonable comment to me. A role either calls for a minority actor, or it doesn’t. Perhaps certain roles could either be played by a white actor or by a minority, but the white one performs better at an audition. Is the director supposed to hire the lesser actor simply for “muh diversity?” Only a complete ideologue would say yes.
How is casting mostly white people (who are the majority btw) in your films racist? SJWs have cheapened racism charge beyond belief.
— Ethan Ralph (@TheRalphRetort) September 30, 2016
Unfortunately, there are a lot of those cretins running about…
To be fair, Tim Burton usually only casts the same three people over and over again, so he's not even diverse in the white people he hires.
— Valentina Cano Repetto (@valca85) September 29, 2016
Tim Burton is asked about diverse casting; like many creators who don't care about diversity, gets it totally wrong. https://t.co/rtMz2Yf7tb
— RJ Lackie ⚔ (@rjlackie) September 29, 2016
If you say 'Tim Burton' three times, a goth white dude appears and mansplains to you how casting only white people isn't racist.
— Moorer Good Trouble 🏳️🌈 (@knownforms) September 29, 2016
Tim Burton says his films don't "call" for the inclusion of people of color, which is to say that he makes fantasy films for white people https://t.co/u7ro1nnDBQ
— Imran Siddiquee (@imransiddiquee) September 29, 2016
Still trying to decipher Tim Burton's statement. So because you didn't demand white folks in Blaxploitation, NONE of your films need POC? 🤔
— Olivia A. Cole (@RantingOwl) September 29, 2016
A film needs whatever the filmmaker decides it needs, you twat. SJW idiots on Twitter and elsewhere should not be a part of that conversation. It should be up to the people behind the movie. I would think this goes without saying, but the deterioration of logic in America has lead us to this point. Just the other day, some idiot from New York Magazine complained that Lawrence of Arabia, one of the greatest films ever made, didn’t have a woman in a speaking role (This embarrassed NY Mag so bad that they took the video and post down, by the way). Nevermind the fact the the editor of the film was a woman who won an Oscar for her work. Forget that the film was about military conflict in the Middle East during World War I times. Now, it’s somehow problematic because there was no woman in it running her yap.
Burton is just the latest white male these radicals have decided to drag. He most certainly will not be the last.