But here’s the other thing, I’m a straight white man playing a gay man of color. So by the time we started performing Welcome to Night Vale live shows and writing more parts for Carlos on the podcast, it simply didn’t make sense to not cast Dylan Marron, who is way more talented and delightful than I (or anyone) could ever be. Plus, not casting white people in roles for people of color is the correct thing to do. It’s not a noble or laudable thing to do. It is what you are supposed to do, so we corrected this, by casting a person of color in the role.
— Mostly Void, Partially Stars, Welcome to Night Vale Episodes, Volume 1, Jeffrey Cranor