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Showing posts with label Shirley Knipp Blackface Tyler Perry. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Shirley Knipp Blackface Tyler Perry. Show all posts

Sunday, April 20, 2008

This Is Not Funny!


Charles Knipp is a white man who performs racially offensive material in drag and blackface. He describes his character Shirley Q. Liquor as an "inarticulate black welfare mother with 19 children." While in blackface as Liquor, Knipp speaks in Ebonics and makes comments like "axe your mamma how she durrin" and misuses words like "ignunt." If you want more information about this man and his hate toward black women check out Jasmyne Cannick.

Knipp's white character, a woman named Betty Butterfield describes Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as a "colored preacher" during a video segment on the Lutheran Church.

I have a problem with Mr. Knipp doing this but I don't have a problem with Tyler Perry doing it. The reason is Tyler is a black man playing a role as his aunt, cousin or sister. These could be women he grew up around and have real love for. So I don't see it the same way.