After Osama bin Laden’s death, we were curious about how South Park would tackle the news besides haven killed him a few times already. And what happened in the show?
Tyler Perry someway, somehow, became the center of attention as the episode mocked him and his Madea character. Not only that, they had this one black character – the only one who laughed at Madea’s jokes and gave her money – as if all black people find Madea funny and fund Tyler Perry’s franchise. In fact, it gets worse when the other black character in the show who didn’t want to see Madea was Obama. Even then, he had no choice since Madea had taken over his world. So Obama is ‘smart’ enough to not want to see Madea but he has no choice because? He’s black?
But the show wasn’t entirely about Madea, and I would be doing it a disservice if I said it was. However, the German-made robot named Funnybot, who had supposedly taken over the comedy world and supplanted Adam Sandler, Jay Leno and other comedians, soon became forgotten.
In the end, the South Park gang’s reaction resulted in President Obama announcing:
I am pleased to announce that the greatest threat to mankind is now gone forever.
So in a bid to save the comedy world, it turns out that the big threat wasn’t Funnybot or Osama bin Laden – it was Tyler Perry plus all black people (except Obama of course, ‘cos he’s ‘smart’)!
Is this just about the comedy? Because, you don’t just use a German robot that is first trying to take over only to focus all the attention on Madea taking over instead. Is South Park overstepping boundaries with its serious racial insinuations of ‘black people taking over with their nonsense’?
What say you?