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John Green is getting death threats because of his book’s casting
Book fans are unhappy a YouTuber might get the role.
Green addressed his social media followers who are particularly upset with the rumored casting of his latest book-turned-film, Looking for Alaska. His reminder to those that have sent Green death threats: He’s not a casting director.
I. Do. Not. Cast. Movie. Adaptations. Of. My. Books. I am not a casting director. Please stop threatening to kill me.
— John Green (@johngreen) May 20, 2015
The book follows two friends trying to solve the death of another, and is the third Green movie to be produced following The Fault in Our Stars and upcoming Paper Towns. The threats are a response to rumors that Acacia Brinley, a YouTuber and actress, might have secured the role.
I JUST GOT AN AUDITION FOR A MOVIE THATS BASED ON ONE OF MY FAVORITE BOOKS OH MY GOD
— Acacia Brinley (@AcaciaBrinley) May 14, 2015
Acacia also tweeted, and later deleted, a page of the script that other fans screencapped. They have reacted negatively to her possible casting.
I’d prefer not getting a Looking For Alaska movie than seeing Acacia as Alaska, ok
— Nath (@idkmgc) May 20, 2015
IF ACACIA BRINLEY IS CAST AS ALASKA IN LOOKING FOR ALASKA I WILL ACTUALLY LIGHT MYSELF ON FIRE
— kelly (@Everlarkbaby) May 20, 2015
These are not the first threats Green has faced as a public figure, and he recently addressed on Tumblr that part of the reason his youngest daughter has not appeared in his YouTube videos like his son has previously, is that with his increased fame he’s also been subject to threats.
The other thing, to be frank, is that a few people have made threats against not just me but also my family, and I do feel a responsibility to protect my kids from that as best I can.
Screengrab via Vlogbrothers/YouTube
A former YouTube reporter for the Daily Dot, Rae Votta has more than a decade of experience in the digital and entertainment industries. Her work has appeared on AOL, Huffington Post, Out Magazine, Logo, VH1, Current TV, Billboard, and NYMag. She joined Netflix in 2016.