Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Is This Comedian's Characterization Uplifting For Black Women?

Comedian Chuck Knipp aka Shirley Q. Liquor believes his parody of black women "was created in celebration of, not to downgrade, black women." I am stunned that this joker thinks black women would find this character as an uplifting tribute to them. I find it interesting that the same gay community that protested until Grey's Anatomy actor Isiah Washington was fired, can strongly support this guy's racist and sexist "Songs of the South" portrayal of a black woman. Adding insult to injury, Rupaul (a black man) who also likes to pretend to be a black woman is supporting Knipp! Enough is a enough!!!!!

To make matters worse, this person feels that he cannot be criticized for this horrific characterization by of all people, black women! Activist Jasmyne Cannick has been extremely critical of Mr. Knipp on her website and has successfully protested against his performance. Knipp has retaliated against Ms. Cannick by posting her personal phone number on his website and just recently he superimposed a photo of Ms. Cannick's face over another photo of an extremely obese and nude body of another unknown and unnamed African American woman. This attack on Ms. Cannick is typical of Knipp and the other racist and sexist images posted on his website. Please read this article about his low blow attacks on Ms. Cannick, Barack Obama, and Cynthia McKinney. Enough is enough!!!!!

Please get involved in ending this extremely negative and highly offensive characterization of African American women by this man. Support Ms. Cannick's campaign. Enough is enough.


Randi523 February 27, 2008 at 10:30 AM  

This is the comment I left on Jasmyne's page:

I'm going to respectfully disagree on some of Norma's points. Yes, we need to clean some of us up, but does that give someone the right to degrade us until some of us do? Don't you think it's a lot easier to get this fool boycotted/stopped? Also, notice I say some of us, b/c there are PLENTY of us Black women out here that are college-educated, hard-working (whether college-educated or not), healthy, happy, Black women, not waiting on a welfare check.

And then those for gay rights want to compare their "movement" to the Civil Rights Movement, while one of there own makes more than some of our college-educated people make in a year degrading a descendant of the Civil Rights Movement.

Anonymiss February 27, 2008 at 11:29 AM  

Dude is slime. it's strange that he mentioned in the Rolling Stone article that he second guesses his material out of fear of being offensive yet he still continues to do it. He's a real POS. Why are we to be humiliated and why are used for profit?

It is too early in the morning for me to be pissed, LOL!

black | woman | unhinged February 27, 2008 at 11:55 AM  

Why support Tyler Perry and not support Shirley Q. Liquor?

SheCodes February 27, 2008 at 12:05 PM  

WOW, Professor Tracey... I AM STUNNED. Simply stunned!!

Do you mind if I cross-post this on my blog?

Mari-Djata February 27, 2008 at 12:28 PM  

I wish it was still legal to throw rotten fruit at bad stage plays. I'd be over at Knipp's place in a minute, with a tomato cannon...

Professor Tracey February 27, 2008 at 12:46 PM  

black woman unhinged -

If I may respectfully direct you to my posting entitled "Over for me in '08." You will know that I am not a Madea supporter. Also check the post labels for "fake black women." Thanks for commenting.

SheCodes -

Please cross-post away. I want as much attention to this clown as possible. Shut'em down.

focusedpurpose February 27, 2008 at 2:18 PM  

hi all-

Jasmyne has successfully had his shows cancelled in the l.a. market and he has turned up the heat on her as a result.

i have her back. through her i have learned a lot about the gay community and the fact that some gay white men hate us tremendously.

tyler perry's madea should be doing a lot in the future. i think he sold the rights to ted turner's tnt. i had to sit down and breathe through that little nugget of information.

it is not ok for any tyler perry, eddie murphy, etc. to demean black women. it is especially offensive the way that knipp child does it.


SheCodes February 27, 2008 at 3:08 PM  

@focusedpurpose: I am confused though. Why would GAY white men hate us so? I never knew that there was bw-hate like this going around in those circles.

Also, I am also quite upset about Tyler Perry giving Madea to Ted Turner to feed children's minds with it. Enough is enough, indeed!

KittyHummerKitty2 February 27, 2008 at 3:25 PM  

SMH @ Knipp describes Liquor as being “a welfare mother with nineteen kids who guzzles malt liquor, and drives a Caddy.”

He should be ashamed of himself.

black | woman | unhinged February 27, 2008 at 5:05 PM  

I hear you Prof. Tracy. What I don't get are the legions of BLACK WOMEN who patronize Tyler Perry's films. Apparently it's okay to clown BW and get rich at it.

BLKSeaGoat February 27, 2008 at 5:26 PM  

You all are gonna GAG at the fact that Charles Knipp actually has some black gay male and black lesbian fans.

They are typically the gay blacks who ONLY socialized with white gays... it gives them a self-congratulatory sense of accomplishment.

Shirley ISN'T new though. I had one of his performances shut down in Atlanta a few years ago and it was supposed to be a fundraiser for the organization I was a board member for.

Jasmyne has know about this for the longest time... I'm curious to know what her motivation is now for trying to get Chuck to sit his ass down.

Anyway, for those of you who aren't gay, you're now going to see the vehement racism that keeps many black gays out of the gay rights movement. So not only are we reviled by the black community (in general) for not being hetero, we are also EXCLUDED from many white gay communities (unless they want to fuck us).

I have given up on trying to educated the stupid. Chuck Knipp does have some corporate sponsorship though; perhaps we can hit him where it hurts the most... in his pockets.

Eye D. VS Mel O. February 27, 2008 at 7:18 PM  

knipp looks ridiculous it's not even funny anymore... c'mon people it's tired

ok there's nothing wrong with a lil comedy but some ppl are going to far and we lose focus of the main point. if we are paying homage to black women come correct with it not reinforcing stereotypes

and his attack on Ms.Cannick comes as no surprise to me... immaturity is bliss


wisdomteachesme March 2, 2008 at 10:11 AM  

now blkseagoat has spoken a mouthful...there is so much racist crap within the "gay family" your comments had me rolling!

interesting concept, racist gay white men and women...go figure...but yet they want to be accepted in general....not happening until they accept everyone....that goes for any 'group' of people.

lol, yeah i know about those black gays that only assoc. with white, go figure...

your words are directly on point blackseagoat.

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