As is all too often the case, the internet needs to better utilize its Googling powers.
Social media are now up in arms over the all-black version of The Wiz set to air on NBC tonight, calling it racism. And reverse-racism.
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: