Comedian Wayne Brady Strikes Back at “Not Black Enough” Statements

The "Let's Make A Deal" host defends his blackness

wayne brady smilingAs funny as Wayne Brady is, he still gets stereotyped with not being “black enough” or as some call him, the “Safe Black.”

In a recent BET interview, Brady discussed one aspect of being viewed in that way.

“No one can be harder on Black people than Black people. And I understand that, we like to claim what’s ours — we are a very loyal audience. We like to call people out when we feel they’re not being what we want them to be. I get that too. What irks me is when the person who says, “Oh, Wayne Brady isn’t Black enough for this role,” is the 26-year old white screenwriter, Brady explains.

Maybe people need to re-watch that classic skit on Chappelle’s Show where Wayne played out of character and said: “Is Wayne Brady gonna have to choke a b**ch?”

What are your thoughts on the belief many have about Brady?

Read more at Bossip

ACROSS THE WEB
  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000119126732 Nehemiah H. Brown

    For all of those people who say he’s not black enough…Let’s make a deal, let Wayne continue to make the deals for the Highly successful daytime game show..and you be black enough for him, me and everyone else who needs to see a little more stereo-type in their blackness. Deal?? thank you very much ..now let’s move on to something a littlr more profound.. Go Wayne!!

  • Deb

    I love Wayne Brady!! He is my kind of Black Man. Stop trying to give us these idiots with the bad English, pants hanging down their butts, uneducated boys calling themselves men. Get real. Wayne, you are truly a very proud representation of us!!! Don’t let anyone tell you differently. From a proud Black woman!!