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!!!
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!