Chance The Rapper had some thoughts on how race is depicted in Netflix’s Bright

Chano took exception to Will Smith’s “shallow” new movie.

December 27, 2017
Chance The Rapper had some thoughts on how race is depicted in Netflix’s <I>Bright</i> Chance The Rapper attends Take-Two's Annual E3 Kickoff Party at Cecconi's Restaurant on June 13, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.   Jonathan Leibson/Getty

Bright, the $100m blockbuster Will Smith movie which debuted on Netflix in December, is by bad by nearly all accounts. IndieWire went as far as to label it "the worst movie of the year" while The Wrap couldn't forgive "a profoundly stupid racial metaphor that somehow amplifies stereotypes of actual ethnic groups."

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It's this last point that Chance The Rapper chimed in on after streaming the movie over the holidays. He too felt that the movie, a supernatural cop drama in which Smith plays a human who must overcome being paired with an orc played by Joel Edgerton, was "shallow." He aired his views on Twitter, taking exception to Smith's character, who lives in a world populated by fantastical creatures, uttering the line “Fairy lives don’t matter.”

Perhaps Bright's rating of 30% is enough to win over known Rotten Tomatoes-skeptic Chance back on side with the critics. Check out his tweets below.

Chance The Rapper had some thoughts on how race is depicted in Netflix’s Bright