As is all too often the case, the internet needs to better utilize its Googling powers.

Just like when Kanye was blessed with getting to work with Paul McCartney and people fired off Tweets like “Wow. Kanye just put this Paul guy on the map,” the goobers of social media are now up in arms over the all-black version of The Wiz set to air on NBC tonight.

Because racism! And reverse-racism!

Lord, here we go again.


The Wiz, of course, is the landmark 1975 Broadway musical that has a killer 1978 film adaptation starring Michael Jackson, Diana Ross, Lena Horne and Richard Pryor, among others.

It was written to feature an all-black cast, and based on The Wizard of OZ.

That other musical also got a film version you might recall. It features an all-white cast.


But according to some very misguided Tweeters, NBC’s Wiz is totally racist.

Check out the logic:







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Incredible. Just incredible.

h/t BuzzFeed

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