Actress Holly Robinson Peete is best known for her dramatic efforts on 21 Jump Street and Hangin’ With Mr. Cooper, so she should know a thing or two about being a black actress in Hollywood. Right?
The actress, who hilariously chose Lil Wayne as this year’s Halloween costume, appeared with her three kids for the premiere of “Happy Feet” at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre on November 13, 2011 in Hollywood, California.
“We can always count on Tyler Perry to give a ‘blacktress’ a job,” Holly says about the director, who is famous for his movies highlighting strong African American female roles.
Kim’s casting in the movie has sparked a ton of debate amongst some TP fans, who have threatened to boycott the film, and irks the female contingent of the African American acting community.
Holly says, “All across the world ‘blacktresses’ are upset.”
Despite some ruffled feathers, Holly agrees that Kim’s casting is a strategic move for Tyler.
It’s [an] amazing PR move. It’s actually pretty smart and the timing is great.
Like her brand, this drama will be good for the film. So, it’s actually kind of brilliant in a way… I don’t have any problems with it.
Interesting… Wow. Who knew Kim Kardashian’s mini role in the film would spark so much tension?
On a related note, have you heard about the online petition created to boot The Kardashians off the air?
“In a grass roots effort, we have collected [thousands of] signatures for a petition asking E! Entertainment to remove the Kardashian suite of shows from their programming,” petition organizer Cyndy Snider said in a statement.
“We feel that these shows are mostly staged and place an emphasis on vanity, greed, promiscuity, vulgarity and over-the-top conspicuous consumption.” (source)
Ummmm…. CLEARLY this Snider lady missed Love & Hip-Hop, Basketball Wives & The Real Housewives of Atlanta this week! Where the hell are THOSE petitions?