I was on one of my favorite message boards...and one of the posts was about a Spike Lee interview calling out Tyler Perry's shows for buffoonery... Which I can understand...I have been saying that about Tyler's plays for years. But then it occurred to me...What exactly qualifies as "coonery". I mean, for me if I see some shit that looks like it was straight plagiarized from a minstrel show (like say...the Chicken Noodle Soup dance) an alarm goes off in my head. But some stuff isn't that cut and dry.
Also, I have to say that we as a people have a very thin lane within the comedy structure. Like for instance if one of us tried to do a role that Jim Carrey would do... Black people would be pissed.
So what is okay and what isn't?