Rick Riordan Reacts to Criticism of Percy Jackson Casting: ‘Friends, That Is Racism’

May 11, 2022

There is often a rhetorical theme when it comes to the casting of big movies and TV shows based on existing novels and book series. If a studio chooses to fill a cast with actors who match the original text in terms of race and gender, they are called out for not being diverse enough, but if they change characters from white to black, or male to female, they are attacked for being woke and “ruining” what the author intended.

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