Is The Wiz musical racist?

Posted by: SegBeg

People say it's racist because of it's all black cast and go on a rant saying if they made an all white version there would be uproar. I think these people are just ignorant as they do not even know that The Wiz is a African-American spinoff of The Wizard of Oz which has an all white cast and no one has a problem with it (well most people at least). What do you think? I'd like to see comments as well!!!

  • Yes. It's sooo racist. It doesn't make sense to have an all black cast!!!

  • No it's not racist. Just because it has an all black cast does not make it racist!!!

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  • I will say they likely rejected other races for roles so yes it was racist. But I also don't care either. If they want to put an all Black show on then let them. Free Country, well it kind of is still.

  • If it were the other way around, it would cause a huge uproar

  • It's racist because it has an all black cast? oh puh-lease! That's total and utter BS!!! Who gives a flying shit it is has an all black cast? That's kind of the way it's supposed to be. It's supposed to be a story about the black culture. We have already got The Wizard of Oz which is mainly for Caucasians so why can't black people have this one? More than 90% of the entertainment industry, theatre and film is dominated by whites. Why can't blacks ever have their moment to shine? Why can't Asians ever have their moment to shine. Many of the times their role have been whitewashed like in the Last Airbender- I would have loved to see Asian actors do their thing. When I first watched it the races did not bother me but now when I look back I kind of think the film could have been a bit better if they used Asians. There are many musicals that I think should stay white or predominantly white and I think The Wiz should stay black. Non-black can have a place in The Wiz but I don't know if as a main character. Maybe in the ensemble or something. But in conclusion. The Wiz is not racist. It has an all black cast and that is no different from having an all white cast!

    Posted by: SegBeg
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SegBeg says2016-07-08T16:46:55.4219990Z
BirdieMachine, they rejected all non-caucasians for the role of Katniss in the Hunger Games despite the fact that Katniss is supposed to be olive-skinned. But no one says that's racist!
LittleBallofHATE says2016-07-08T17:23:57.9527644Z
And yet there are a bunch of libturds who complain about not having enough black actors, or about how it's been a coons age since a black won an Academy award. Some people think everything that offends them is somehow racist. For those people, I have nothing but contempt.
SegBeg says2016-07-09T08:32:53.6913960Z
The Christian, it has been the other way round- for over fifty years. It's called... THE WIZARD OF OZ!!! God why are you lot so ignorant to the core. The Wizard of Oz has featured an all-white cast ever since it's creation but we don't say that's racist but when you sees something with little to no caucasian actors in it then it's pure racism!!!
SegBeg says2016-07-09T08:44:24.8002863Z
I'm a bit disappointed that the yes side is winning here. I bet that most of the people on the yes side are probably ignorant whites who hate the fact that there is something that doesn't include them. You guys make up the vast majority of the entertainment industry so why can't you just let non-white have their moment without crying racism? You've had your moment ever since America first started so why can't you just step aside for ONE show? The Wiz has been around since 1975 where it showed on Broadway and became a movie in 1978 starring Diana Ross and Michael Jackson. No one called it racist then so why is it considered now? It originated from a time when blacks were excluded from doing anything with whites so the only way was to make their own. The Wiz was and has always has been intended for a black cast. I can only think of a handful of shows/musicals/plays which feature an all or predominantly black cast whereas the list for shows/musicals/plays that feature an all or predominantly white cast is basically endless. When something's all white, it's great but when there are no whites then it has to be racist. This is so sickening. Why don't ya'll watch the musical and see if you like it? Try to look past the race of these characters and try to focus on their talent. If you still don't like it well then that's you own thing. But I just hate it when people think that shows or movies or anything where there are no white people has to be racist!

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