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Chance the Rapper causes Twitter debate on new movie 'Bright'

The new Netflix film, starring Will Smith, sees humans, orcs, elves and fairies coexisting with each other.

FILE: Chance The Rapper. Picture: Facebook.

LONDON - Chance the Rapper sparked a Twitter debate after watching Will Smith's new movie Bright.

The new Netflix film sees humans, orcs, elves and fairies coexisting with each other and two police officers - a human and an orc - have to work together to overcome their own differences and an onslaught of enemies while protecting a female elf.

However, after watching the new movie, the No Problem hitmaker - whose real name is Chancelor Jonathan Bennett - turned to Twitter to ask his followers their views after he dubbed the movie "a little shallow" for using mythical creatures to express America's racial issues.

One of his tweets read: "Wondering how you guys are feeling about the lynched ork in #Brightmovie

Although his criticism was met with a number of people defending the movie, the rapper revealed he tried to view it from another perspective but it was quickly changed when he heard Will's character Daryl Ward say "Fair Lives Don't Matter".

Chance wrote: "I tried to look at it that way but a few minutes into the movie they make wills character say "Fairy Lives don't Matter" (sic)"

The quote seems to be a direct play on the Black Lives Matter movement.

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