Chance The Rapper has sparked a Twitter debate on the latent messages in Will Smith’s movie, Bright.
The Netflix film sees humans, orcs, elves and fairies existing together and two police officers – a human and an orc – have to work to overcome their differences and an onslaught of enemies while protecting a female elf. However, after watching the new movie, the No Problem hitmaker turned to Twitter to ask his followers their views after he dubbed the movie “a little shallow” for using mythical creatures to express US racial issues.
Extracts from his tweets read: “Wondering how you guys are feeling about the lynched ork in #Brightmovie. I found the way they tried to illustrate americas racism through the mythical creatures to be a little shallow (sic).”
“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 (sic).”
He was also upset when he heard Smith’s character Daryl Ward say: “Fairy lives don’t matter.” The quote seems to be a direct play on the Black Lives Matter movement.
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 🤨