Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Michael Ealy Responds to the Criticism of For Colored Girls

Here is a response that actor Michael Ealy gave to essence.com concerning the complaints surrounding the negative portrayal of black men in For Colored Girls.

"I think that if you say this is male bashing, you're not looking at the bigger picture. Yeah there are some men with problems in the piece and if you did notice, yes, Hill Harper is one good man. But this is a play by women, by a woman. And it's not like Tyler [Perry] or anyone else wrote the script that had all these men with problems. In my opinion the bigger picture is that the issues that were applicable in the mid '70s when the play was on Broadway, are still plaguing our women and our children right now. The bigger issue is that the piece is timeless. And if you're a man who is handling your business then you know this doesn't apply to you. This isn't a film that showcases men; this is a film that showcases the triumph of our women."

I couldn't have said it better myself.

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