Comedian Chris Rock’s Stand on Black Actors Dressing in Drag
This is a timing subject since we just featured Pastor Kevin Shell’s Facebook piece on DIDN’T YOU USED TO BE…A MAN/WOMAN in our post named: How Society Accepted Transgenderism Through The Perversion of Entertainment.
It explains how all through the years, cross dressing has been used through the entertainment industry. Now, its allowed society to embrace individuals like transgendered Chastity/Chaz Bono whose participating on the “Dancing With the Stars” show.
Well, see what he has to say and then check out our take.
In the latest issue of Vibe magazine, Chris Rock talks about Black actors dressing up in drag for comedic relief. Eddie Murphy has done it, Wesley Snipes did it and Tyler Perry is notorious for it with his character Madea.
Here is what Chris Rock had to say about the topic:
“I mean, hey, lots of comedians dress up like women, not just Black. It’s one of the oldest tricks in the book. Men in drag…There was Mrs. Doubtfire. [Adam] Sandler’s next movies is Jack and Jill. He plays his brother and sister. [The Black community] doesn’t have that many movies, so if there’s only four Black movies in a year and two of them star Black men in dresses, I could see how that would upset some people. But that’s a job for some people. Tyler Perry is great in a dress, but I don’t want to see Denzel or Will Smith in a dress. And I don’t think we’re in any danger of seeing that.”
AT2w’s Take: Now, we don’t want to offend anyone with this picture (above). It’s only for tutorial purposes. It’s really a shame to see all of these male actors especially Eddie Murphy on the right. But can we now see the problem with this?
We are not surprised Chris Rock would take both sides and make a joke out of it. The real point is this: He’s in ‘the business’ so there’s only some much he will express on a moralistic level, if any. But really- we have to realize that many people have watched and enjoyed these funny (comedic) folks for years, but did we know our children would be subjected to possible gender identity issues? Did we know that our children would face a world that pushes a gay agenda? Were we ready to deal with the reality of what the funny ‘dragged out’ males on television would cause in our society today?
And the church used to tell us not to watch T.V. or go to the movies. Its tough to deal with but here we are and what will we do about it?