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Tim Burton has been accused of predominantly casting white actors in his films.

Filmmaker Tim Burton was criticized for the lack of actors of color in his films when Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children was released.

Filmmaker Tim Burton was criticized for the lack of actors of color in his films when Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children was released.Director Tim Burton has been accused of not maintaining diversity in his casting and characters of his films. The lack of actors of colour in his films became a talking point when Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children which was Burton's adaptation of the Ransom Riggs book, released in 2016. When Burton was questioned by a Bustle reporter for the lack of diversity in the film, "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." According to Bustle, Samuel L. Jackson was the first black actor to play a leading role in a Burton movie. Burton's explanation of why the cast of his film was overwhelmingly white was heavily criticised on social media.

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