« on: July 18, 2021, 04:55:50 PM »
In the days of VCR tapes, I bought a bootleg copy of a Tyler Perry product. Later I got introduced to the Madea character. It might be just me but as Tyler Perry's star and stature was rising, why could he not been able to find a Black women to assume the role? Yeah he retired the character, however last year he talked about bringing her back. I believe it was something about a relief or a pick me up from the Covid-19 pandemic. I for one hope not. Let Madea stay gone for good. I packed the Tyler Perry product away and do not care to even look at it. What is troubling are the Black Femininity patterns being transferred to Black males on his television shows. The Have and the Have Nots, The Oval, Ruthless and Sista's. It is getting "old" real fast...Black male characters rolling around in bed with men. Men kissing each other on the mouth, on Sista's one man is calling another man the b-word. (New stereotypes for old) What is up with this? What will the Black men on the African continent, Jamaica, the Bahamas and the Virgin Islands going to think about Black men in America when Perry's productions are syndicated overseas? And trust me, you read it here first, they will be. He has reached market saturation in the United States. He'll be looking overseas...just a matter of time.