Neil Gaiman, the co-creator of the comic series The Sandman, is hitting back at critics unhappy with the casting of a black woman and a non-binary actor for roles in the upcoming Netflix adaptation based on the comics.
Online critics flooded social media after the announcement of some of the casting for the upcoming adaptation of the comic, with many claiming that the source material was being slighted with the casting of black actor Kirby Howell-Baptiste, hired to play Death, and nonbinary actor Mason Alexander Park, who is set to portray Desire, Entertainment Weekly reported.
Comic writer Gaiman, though, said he didn’t care who was upset and insisted that the casting didn’t violate the ideas behind the comic.
“I give all the fucks about the work,” Gaiman tweeted in response to the attacks. “I spent 30 years successfully battling bad movies of Sandman. I give zero fucks about