Spike Lee and Tyler Perry are feuding right now; Lee described Perry’s projects as “coonery” and “buffoonery,” which naturally enraged Perry (king of the Madea Family Reunion empire). The Bert Show sets out to find out what Lee means, and why Perry finds that language so offensive.
Producer Carl steps in to explain the meaning behind Lee’s racially charged statement, and breaks it down for The Bert Show: in essence, Lee thinks that Perry’s movies are just perpetuating black racial stereotypes.
Some listeners agree with Producer Carl…and others think that the whole episode has been blown out of proportion. Just because viewers see a stereotype on screen doesn’t mean they believe it’s true…or does it?