Racist Tweets Are Already Flooding in About The Wiz

But Black Twitter is quickly shutting it down.

The Wiz Live! hasn't even made its debut yet and some folks are already mad for one reason that's become all too expected: race.

Apparently some people are unaware that The Wiz and The Wizard of Oz aren't one in the same. The former is loosely based on the latter. While the cast of The Wizard of Oz is known for having an all-white cast, The Wiz, inversely is known for its all-Black cast — remember the 1970s adaptation featuring legends Michael Jackson, Diana Ross, Lena Horne and Richard Pryor?

Well, some white folks have an issue with this because, honestly, they just don't seem to get the differentiation. Here are a couple of crazy tweets from good ol' Twitter:

The ignorance didn't get past the intelligent minds of Black Twitter as they were quickly reminded of their privilege even with something as simple as this play.

To all of the delusional and uninformed critics out there: in the words of Tamar Braxton, have several seats.

Be sure to check out The Wiz Live!, starring Queen Latifah, Ne-Yo, Mary J. Blige, Uzo Aduba, and many more, premiering on NBC, tonight (December 3).

Watch MJB talk about her stint in The Wiz Live! on the Wendy Williams Show below: is your No. 1 source for Black celebrity news, photos, exclusive videos and all the latest in the world of hip hop and R&B music. 

(Photo: Paul Gilmore/NBC)

Latest News

Subscribe for BET Updates

Provide your email address to receive our newsletter.

By clicking Subscribe, you confirm that you have read and agree to our Terms of Use and acknowledge our Privacy Policy. You also agree to receive marketing communications, updates, special offers (including partner offers) and other information from BET and the Paramount family of companies. You understand that you can unsubscribe at any time.