Twitter is calling out rapper T.I. for his role in the Netflix film “Cut Throat City,” in which he portrays a character with vitiligo.
The film, which was directed by Wu-Tang Clan member RZA, follows four friends dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. T.I. plays Cousin Bass, a local drug dealer. Those who have seen the movie took to Twitter to go after T.I. for playing a character who has vitiligo, which causes the skin to lose its pigmentation. Users are also going at those in charge of casting T.I. and using makeup to convey vitiligo instead of casting an actor who lives with the condition. One user on Twitter asked whose idea it was to choose T.I. for the role, while another demanded an apology from the rapper all together.
So Who Decided That T.I. Needed To Play The Role Of Street N*gga w/ Vitiligo 🤦🏾♂️🤦🏾♂️ pic.twitter.com/BBBkIvGEm3
— BIG DaDa Kewchi Carnivore (@PiklizPapi) January 23, 2021
But I just KNOW I did not see T.I. playing a role where his character has vitiligo????????????????? pic.twitter.com/0drG8ywDA0
— Yvonne Saint Lorainne. (@_SheJustDoIt) January 26, 2021
They really gave T.I unnecessary vitiligo in #CutThroatCity 😒
— Rock 🍍 (@_roccckkky_) January 22, 2021
I wanna know who they consulted about vitiligo to figure out how best to approach @Tip’s makeup in Cut Throat City. I also wonder why they didn’t just hire an actor with vitiligo. pic.twitter.com/nl7bqoySzi
— cosmic marcuse palooza (@moontwerk) January 25, 2021
— Live, Laugh, Tweet (@madame_nike48) January 22, 2021
I’m weak at them giving TI Vitiligo 😂😂 “ Cut Throat City” on Netflix is a really bad movie
— morelife🌺 (@ti_dappa) January 25, 2021
what was the reason of TI having vitiligo on cut throat city fr😂😂
— munss✨ (@munsmacaan) January 24, 2021
Overall, the film was met with mixed reviews, with some praising the storyline, while others critiqued the acting.