Normally, when The Boondocks airs I’m busy reading so I record the episode to watch later. But something told me to watch this episode. And I died. Aaron McGruder is known for taking satirical shots at public figures, having lampooned everyone from Condoleezza Rice to R. Kelly. Sunday’s episode was not at all subtle in criticizing Tyler Perry.
I was discussing the show with a friend when he compared the widespread dislike of Perry and his work to the criticism that Zora Neale Hurston received from the “intellectual elite” of her day.