Chance the Rapper Sparks Twitter Debate About Netflix's 'Bright'

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The rapper argued that the film’s use of "mythical creatures" to express America's racial issues were "a little shallow."

Netflix's latest action flick Bright was almost immediately panned by critics when it debuted over the weekend, despite stirring up anticipation after unveiling the official trailer and stellar soundtrack. Amid all the clamor surrounding the film, Chance the Rapper turned to Twitter to initiate a discussion with fans about Bright's underlying messages.

"Wondering how you guys are feeling about the lynched ork [sic] in #Brightmovie," Chance asked his followers. One user replied and said that Bright is "an exact representation of the social injustices minorities face." However, Chance added that using "mythical creatures" to express America's racial issues in the film were "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," he said of the film. "The characters in #Bright live in a timeline where racism is gone...cause we hate ork now.” [sic]

Another user suggested that maybe the movie wasn't intended to spark so much debate and deep discussion but was instead created as just another "interesting story." Chance admitted that he initially tried to view Bright as just another film but that quickly changed when he heard Will Smith's character (police officer Daryl Ward) said "Fairy Lives Don't Matter," a play off the Black Lives Matter movement. 

View Chance's tweets below. 

This story first appeared on Billboard.com

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