Tim Burton directed hit films like Edward Scissorhands, Batman, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Alice in Wonderland
Top director Tim Burton caused a Twitter storm after trying to explain why his latest film – Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – has a predominately white cast.
The filmmaker sparked a furious backlash when he said non-white actors only started appearing in shows like The Brady Bunch because producers wanted to be more ‘politically correct’.
‘Nowadays, people are talking about it more, (but) things either call for things, or they don’t,’ he told Bustle.
‘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…