The court will now hear the case of the Diversity Police vs. Tim Burton.
What was the supposed crime? Tim Burton didn’t have enough “diversity” in his recent film Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.
Okay, Rachel Simon. Let’s examine the evidence.
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is a novel written by Ransom Riggs. It’s also a novel I’ve recently read. Half the novel takes place in modern times and another half in the past. Which isn’t even really a spoiler because movie trailers make it where you don’t have to spend $8 on a movie ticket anymore.
Aside from the time period being in 1940’s during the height of World War II in Europe, it also takes place on a remote island off the coast of Wales with a very small population. I don’t think it would be a stretch to say that for accuracy purposes, one can’t really argue that there was a whole lot of “diversity” in such a setting and such a time period. Let’s face it. It was probably predominantly white.
But in today’s snowflake SJW easily triggered self-righteous society where facts and accuracy don’t matter, it wasn’t enough for Burton to go along with the book’s description of the characters (which isn’t saying much because from what I understand Burton deviates from the book quite a bit). He also needed to pander to modern ideas of what the world currently looks like (in countries and continents such as the United States, Europe, and Australia, no where else) by adding in a few characters of color or varying ethnic groups.
Burton states, quite accurately, that the story didn’t call for it. But that wasn’t enough for self-righteous Ms. Simon. Burton obviously holds some deep inner bias toward people of color because he didn’t throw in unnecessary characters or ethnic groups that not only didn’t fit the narrative, but aren’t even historically accurate. And refusing to please the Diversity Police who are constantly arguing for identity politics is a big no no.
Yet again, when artists/writers/film directors etc. do what they want with a story and tell it through pain staking days, weeks, or even years of hard work, it isn’t enough. Especially if we don’t cater to a victim-hood mentality that claims if we don’t throw in characters of various races, ethnic groups, or sexualities, we obviously don’t have any empathy for the plight of minorities.
Creative expression isn’t enough, Mr. Burton. We must also follow a strict guideline of politically correct bullshit in order to avoid all encounters with SJWs who use terms like “there is no excuse”.
Newsflash Ms. Simon. If you have time to worry about minorities in a big budget Hollywood film, you clearly aren’t living in a country where people are being oppressed. And taking to Twitter to shame someone for having a different opinion than you makes you complicit in social media cesspool activity, which one might claim is a crime of inferior character.
Rachel Simon, your claims have been denied.