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Adam Sowa | 227 comments http://fair.org/home/film-directors-p...


Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children has joined that peculiar 21st century phenomenon: the kids’ movie with an all-white cast except for the villain.
As the title suggests, Miss Peregrine’s is set in a school for oddball kids with supernatural powers. Director Tim Burton has gotten some criticism for casting all these children, as well as Miss Peregrine and various supporting characters, with white actors—some 50 credited parts in all.
There is one part for a person of color in Burton’s movie, however: the irredeemably evil Mr. Barron, an eyeball-eating, pointy-toothed wight played by Samuel L. Jackson:

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Lata | 1 comments depressing, but not surprising

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sucre'd fiend (sucredfiend) | 4 comments It has never been surprising.

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Ann Girdharry (anngirdharry) | 89 comments I always find it particularly odious when it's a children's movie - it's like the old pantomines when the villain was the only black character...

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