Beal pulls plan to stage The Wiz after ‘white washing’ criticism
A London, Ont., high school has pulled the plug on plans to stage the musical The Wiz this year amid criticism the production would be a “white-washing” of the Wizard of Oz adaptation told from an African American perspective.
H.B. Beal Secondary School principal Michael Deeb said the decision came on Thursday, a little more than a week after the school announced The Wiz as its annual production.
The Wiz is flagrant cultural appropriation! I’m offended!