Tonight, the live action TV adaptation of the Tony award winning musical, The Wiz, is set to air on NBC at 8/7c. Many have been anticipating the broadcast because of the stellar music and the abundance of black excellence in the cast.
— Shanice Williams (@LuvbeingShanice) December 3, 2015
Although many are stoked, others are not. Clearly confused as to why the Wiz was created and who it was created for, racists are out and about on twitter expressing their disdain for the “all-black cast.”
— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) December 3, 2015
Black Twitter was quick to clap back.
— Avital N. Nathman (@TheMamaFesto) December 3, 2015
Good news, racists! Hollywood heard your complaints and made an all-white version of #TheWiz!
In, like…1939. pic.twitter.com/0ekAnQUv91
— Eric Haywood (@EricHaywood) December 3, 2015
— Mia McKenzie (@miamckenzie) December 3, 2015
— ♈️🐏♈️Aries SZN ♈️🐏♈️ (@FeministaJones) December 3, 2015
— Dukie Goddess (@dukie525) December 3, 2015
#TheWiz tonight 💃💃💃💃
I'm still in awe at all you idiots calling the show racist and will revel in your dumbass tweets tonight
— Africa – The Podcast Coach 🎙 (@shecametoplayco) December 3, 2015