Dunkin Donuts uses blackface to advertise charcoal donuts:The actual name of the Wayans brothers comedy series was "In Living Color". So you all see I was one of the blacks who dropped that show early on. The show was halarious at first, almost like a black comedy version of "Laugh In', a hit comedy of the late 60's and early 70's, and a black comedy version of the Smuthers Brothers. But no, Hollywood wanted to make a sterotypical comedy of black life only. I had enough of Homie the Clown and all the other sterotypes, and I couldn't find the show funny anymore. It became as boring as it did offensive. All the black folks barking that same tune,"If You Don't Like It, Don't Watch It", got what they wanted in the longrun, laughed at. Some people still watch it. The once in a blue moon that I did watch it, although it can be funny, it made me feel sorry that I did. It was as though I was some part of an experiment. That's why they call them TV Programs, because it programs. And most people don't even know they've been programed. It starts at birth, and the controllers of Hollywood dictate every program you watch, especially blacks. I say this all the time, but most black people still like to be programmed.
It became very clear to me that black America was sleep when the movie Bamboozled was released. To me, this was an exaggerated illustration of how they pushed this controvesial comedy, "In Living Color" pass us. The strange thing about Bamboozled was, the activist who should have been protesting the movie, played in the movie as protesters, and got paid. For those who aren't familar with Bamboozled, which was wriiten by Spike Lee, it was about a comedy show written by two brothers, starring Damon Wayans and Tommy Davidson. They took a chance an used offensive blackface satire from the Amos and Andy era, depicting black people eating watermelon and tapping dancing. And by surprise, it was a smash with the black audience. With Kerry Washington playing a white mans modern day bed wench, and the show being a smash, don't be surprised if they stick a watermelon in her mouth next season. They probably haven't gone that far yet, so I got my money on fried chicken. Well, Mary J Blige was about to do it.
Well, you can't say I was too far off the mark. It was a donut instead. She does have Kerry Washingtons forehead. Either way, you been bambozzled again. But this time it's in your face.
This really deserves a thread on its own.