Chance The Rapper sparks debate over ‘shallow’ depiction of racism in Netflix’s Bright

Chance The Rapper sparks debate over ‘shallow’ depiction of racism in Netflix’s Bright
Chance The Rapper wasn’t a major fan of Bright (Picture: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)

Chance The Rapper has weighed in on Netflix’s critically-panned movie Bright, saying how he felt ‘cheated’ by the film’s depiction of allegorical racism.

The flick starring Will Smith is set in an alternate present day Los Angeles, where humans coexist alongside orcs, elves and fairies in an uneasy peace.

Chance, real name Chancelor Johnathan Bennett, has now sparked debate over the film in a series of tweets, asking: ‘Wondering how you guys are feeling about the lynched ork [sic] in #Brightmovie.

Chance The Rapper sparks debate over ‘shallow’ depiction of racism in Netflix’s Bright
Will Smith in Bright directed by David Ayer (Picture: Netflix)

‘I found the way they tried to illustrate Americas racism through the mythical creatures to be a little shallow.

‘I always feel a lil cheated when I see allegorical racism in movies cause that racism usually stems from human emotion or tolerance but not by law or systems the way it is in real life.

I found the way they tried to illustrate americas racism through the mythical creatures to be a little shallow. #Brightmovie

— Chance The Rapper (@chancetherapper) December 27, 2017

I always feel a lil cheated when I see allegorical racism in movies cause that racism usually stems from human emotion or tolerance but not by law or systems the way it is in real life. The characters in #Bright live in a timeline where racism is gone… cause we hate ork now ?

— Chance The Rapper (@chancetherapper) December 27, 2017

‘The characters in #Bright live in a timeline where racism is gone… cause we hate ork now.’

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After a user suggested the movie wasn’t intended to be so politically deep, Chance replied: ‘I tried to at it that way but a few minutes into the movie they make wills character say “Fairy Lives don’t Matter’.

I tried to look at it that way but a few minutes into the movie they make wills character say “Fairy Lives don’t Matter” https://t.co/j721N38cdR

— Chance The Rapper (@chancetherapper) December 27, 2017

The film, which also stars Joel Edgerton and Noomi Rapace, currently sits with a 27 per cent review aggregate score on Rotten Tomatoes.

Bright is streaming on Netflix now.

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