Déesse de L'extase
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Electric Chapel.
Re: Unpopular TV and Film Opinions
You brought up "slave" casting as one of the things Spike tries to steer black actors/actresses away from. There isn't anything wrong with it considering it's factual. IE like a Jewish person being a captive in the Holocaust. No sense in looking at it as a negative when it isn't originally meant to be that.
If Tyler Perry (or anyone who's done anything that would be viewed as "negative" for whatever reason) had a problem with making the flicks, then he wouldn't do them. It's that simple.
The racist line was sarcasm. Sarcasm towards someone like Tyler Perry making movies about him being a crazy, semi-ghetto women from Georgia and meant to be portrayed as a stereotype. If anything he's doing a parody/satire. Believe he's said it was inspired by his family or someone he knew. No harm, no foul.
Besides, why does Spike need to "look out" for fellow actors who are black? They can make their own decisions. I'm certain a good number out there have plenty of respect and don't often get shit roles b/c of their race. Problem with Spike is he seems paranoid. Or along the lines of those guys out there who have such a fixation towards race and how everyone out there is racist b/c of one thing that doesn't curry their favor. (that's not a thing towards black people only. It goes that route for ignorant whites, hispanics, etc.)
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