Sunday, January 16, 2005

Just in time for MLK Day ... John Byrne on Black Culture

First all Hispanic women with blonde hair look like hookers, now this ...

Isn't it about time Black people got insulted by Hollywood constantly pillaging White culture for material? Doesn't this say "Black culture is barren -- nothing we can use there!"

These are John Byrne's comments on a new "Honeymooners" remake starring Cedric the Entertainer and Mike Epps.

Ah, Byrne. In the great big family of comics, he's the uncle who thought he was funny ... y'know, the one who you never wanted your friends to meet.

EDIT: Comic writer Dwayne McDuffie responds to Byrne's comments here.

2 Comments:

Blogger bottleHeD said...

I don't really see what's wrong with that statement. It definetely isn't anti-black, and it doesn't seem anti-white either. Reads more like a rant against Hollywood.

I hope you people aren't trying to twist his words to suit the current anti-Byrne sentiments all around...

7:41 AM  
Blogger Psycho Pirate said...

Thanks for the comment; it's nice to know that people read the site. If anything, I only regret not posting more of what John Byrne said ... follow the link and read the entire post. I don't think we need to "twist" anything Byrne says; he digs his own holes just fine.

I've also been meaning to post a follow-up on this story, as Dwayne McDuffie made some comments about it over at Delphi:

There's so much crap here I don't know where to start, so I'll take the easy one, part and parcel of the White Experience is the freedom to be so ignorant of your surroundings as to actually believe that there isn't a shared set of experiences implicit in being black in America.

He's right about one thing, it is indeed "time black people got insulted." I'm starting right here.
http://forums.delphiforums.com/n/main.asp?webtag=Milestone&nav=messages&msg=1836.1&prettyurl=%2FMilestone%2Fmessages%2F%3Fmsg%3D1836%2E1

9:23 AM  

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