New York Post writer Andrea Peyser has issues with Black-ish. Apparently Peyser thinks the show is perpetuates racist stereotypes. Something which shows like Seinfeld never did.
In her article, Peyser totally agrees with comments Donald Trump made when the show premiered.
“How is ABC Television allowed to have a show entitled ‘Black-ish’? ” the real-estate developer and reality-TV babe, a white guy, tweeted in October. “Can you imagine the furor of a show, ‘White-ish’! Racism at highest level?’’
Why in the world would anyone want to ever agree with anything Trump says is beyond me.
“Black-ish’’ brings about the same kind of racial lunacy, making people of all skin colors appear biased, clueless and, most of all, racist. The show presents tortured portrayals of African-Americans with money, pushing the false notion that affluent blacks become middle-class members of the bourgeoisie — folks derided as “bougie’’ (pronounced bhoo-shee) in the show’s parlance.
In “Black-ish,’’ Anthony Anderson, one of the show’s co-executive producers, plays Andre “Dre’’ Johnson Sr., a black version of the white, race-obsessed Archie Bunker character from the 1970s TV sitcom “All in the Family.’’ A successful advertising executive, Dre is married to a doctor, Rainbow, or “Bow’’ (Tracee Ellis Ross), whose mother is black and father white, which Dre apparently sees as a shortcoming. In several cringe-worthy scenes, he rubs his wife’s mixed-race parentage in her face.
So with her reasoning, is it safe to say Peyser also thought the “bhoo-shee” Huxtables were racist as well? Does Peyser only want to see black families like the Evans from Good Times on TV? Color me confused.
Peyser truly is grasping at straws here and should learn how to be a better troll.