This Jamie Foxx send-up of Tyler Perry in the bomb Alex Cross is deliciously mean since it’s hard for Perry to escape his Madea alter ego:
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Foxx hasn’t done anything worth bragging about since “Ray”. Perry’s done 1 bomb, how many has Foxx made.
Yeah, I saw the show. Nothing funnier than the idea of killing all the white people, right? I was appalled by the show. It was nothing but Jamie Foxx doing the race thing. There was the one about killing white people (which got a few wild cheers from audience members!), then there was the one about how white people can’t dance. Let’s see Jamie do a little River Dance. Then there was the game show where white people acted scared of black Jamie, who was playing a black host calling them all bitches. Ever so funny. Can you imagine if the races had been reversed in these skits?
The Crystals commercial was pretty funny, and so was the Tyler Perry skit. Too bad there was so much anti-white racism on the show.
People who aren’t white are still frustrated in this country. That’s the point you should take from that show.
The question you should ask yourself, when next you feel antsy over such things, is why anyone would do such a thing. Try wondering whether there’s really no such thing as “anti-white racism”, you’re not being victimized and brutalized and shot out there over your skin color; but instead whether whomever is doing what’s upsetting you so much has some stories they’d like to get off their chest.
Jamie Foxx is a black man in America. I’ll guarantee he’s got some stories to get off his chest. And if this irritates you, you need to thank God that the only thing you have to suffer is irritation.
I, too was appalled by Foxx’s opening monologue. So much so that I stopped recording and watching after his bit about how funny it would be to kill all the white people. I didn’t like Jamie Foxx before Saturday and he sealed that deal for eternity on SNL this weekend. I hope everyone on the SNL cast and crew and Lorne himself is ashamed at themselves for allowing such trash to crap all over their stage.
At this point, I have no desire to tune in to SNL anytime soon or when it comes back after the holidays.
He was so bad last night I actually muted him every time he was on and a first for me, changed the channel. He was obnoxious.
I agree. Was shocked at how racist the opening monologue and first game show spoof was. Not funny or clever, just angry, militant hate. Didn’t anyone see this for what it was before it aired? This show just gets worse and worse.
Worst thing on the show was Suli Mcculloigh’s EMBARRASSING Hostess sketch.
Jamie and Psy should do a duet sometime.
SNL is off the rails bad. They need new writers. The skit of Perry was spot on. With that photo circling the net this week captured Perry’s chair labeled “Tyler Perry – Executuve Producer, Writer, Producer, Director” all crammed on it.
Opening monologue was filled with Jamie Foxx’s racist garbage. The show went downhill from there. This may keep “the white people” away from his new movie directed by Quentin Tarentino. How black is that?
I agree the show wasn’t the best but reviews for Django have been off the charts positive. The tweets, from top critics, have been using words like brilliant and fantastic. Even from those who didnt like Basterds. So I don’t think a poor SNL show will sway anyone from seeing a Tarantino film. Nobody is seeing Django because Jamie is in it, y’know?
I’m done with SNL after that and believe me, I have a sense of humor, that Foxx BS just went to far. Letting words like that slide just makes violence towards whites a mainstream, acceptable thing. NBC should issue a public apology, but they won’t. I’m done with Tarantinos films too, some of which I like. If he is propping up racists like Jamie Foxx then why should anyone see his films.
@ Alan, and all of you: I think you are misinterpreting. Remember, this is but a taste (and a SMALL taste at that) of the treatment Blacks often received in the media and on television (and still do). Hattie McDaniel anyone? She apologized for being Black when she won an Oscar — google her speech. And here we are 72 years later, and Octavia Spencer won a statue for playing what? A Black maid. Let’s put this into perspective. Jamie did nothing that wasn’t done on “in Living Color;” and last night was a throwback to that. Chapelle show, while far more funny and intellectual, did the same thing: turned taken-for-granted assumptions on their heads. All the jokes were tongue-in-cheek and should be interpreted as such. Remember, we live in a world of white privilege; we don’t have to walk into a room and think about anything; we can just walk into a room. People of color cannot. And, as for “promoting violence against whites;” hardly. I challenge each of you to watch your local nightly newscast and tell me how many times you DON’T see whites portrayed as victims and Blacks and Latinos portrayed as criminals with mugshots. Very selective coverage. All of your responses remind me of those who insist that racism does not exist in the U.S. because we’ve now elected a Black President. Try to think with a different set of lenses sometimes…Cheers.
Yours, a (white) sociologist.
Agree with most of the posts here; a horribly unfunny, mean, racist episode of a show I still watch simply for a great Bill Hader bit or Sedakis bit. They should bail out end of this turgid season.
Wrong….I love Tarentino, but I will not watch another Jamie Fox movie….ever. I’ve taught my children to never put any other culture or race down, so JF’s racial rant goes against everything I believe. There’s no excuse…stop being a victorious victim and rise above whatever obsticals that have been in front of you.
Was Alex Crossdresser too complicated to draw comedy from? Was this really the best they could do?
I wonder if the director of Alex Cross was worried that Tyler Perry would show up for the first day of filming in drag…
Total BS. blacks have the highest racism ipercent in the world. I was never a racist but its getting harder every day when I keep hearing about it from none other. If Marin Luther King is to be honored, then follow his words.
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