What would be better than 4 more years of President Barack Obama? How about 4,000 more years? May He reign eternal–or for at least 4,000 more years.
Thursday, August 16th, 2012
Friday, April 22nd, 2011
As Janelle Richards reports in The Grio, shit is going down between America’s favorite mad black woman and Spike Lee!
Two years ago, Spike “alluded to [Madea's] work on film and television in particular as coonery buffoonery.”
Understandably, it took Madea some time—two years!—to craft her recent comeback:
“I’m so sick of hearing about damn Spike Lee,” [Madea] said during the press conference. “Spike can go straight to hell! You can print that. I am sick of him talking about me, I am sick of him saying, ‘this is a coon, this is a buffoon.’ I am sick of him talking about black people going to see movies. This is what he said: ‘you vote by what you see,’ as if black people don’t know what they want to see.”
Things got even more real when Madea had this to say about her black critics:
“I’ve never seen Jewish people attack Seinfeld and say, ‘This is a stereotype,’” he said. “I’ve never seen Italian people attack The Sopranos, I’ve never seen Jewish people complaining about Mrs. Doubtfire or Dustin Hoffman in Tootsie. I never saw it. It’s always black people, and this is something that I cannot undo.”
She’s got a point. Where you at, Jews and Italians? Why don’t you ever attack your critically acclaimed shit?
And you, Robin Williams and Dustin Hoffman! How dare you run around with that weak-ass age-old Jewish stereotype: Oh yeah, Jewish men are all about the cross-dressin’! Especially when it moves the plot forward! Even more specifically, when it’s a way to spend more time with your children (Mrs. Doubtfire)! Or the only way for a struggling, hard-to-deal-with actor to make it in entertainment (Tootsie)!
Good job, Madea, calling out Spike and pointing out this Leni Riefenstahl-type shit!
In case you missed it, here’s the video of our good friend Eliza Skinner, a true Madea fan: