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How Black-ish Became the Blackest and Best Comedy on TV

Last week, The Root contributor Demetria Lucas D’Oyley wrote a response to Tyler Perry’s recent assertion that the reason why his work and his characters get so much criticism is because they’re “fat.” In her piece, Lucas D’Oyley (rightly) stated that the weight of his characters has nothing to do with how Perry’s work is perceived. Instead, while Perry’s work undoubtedly resonates with certain people, it continues to elude critical praise because of the way the characters and the storylines are written and because of the lack of progress this writing has made in the decade since Diary of a Mad Black Woman.

Source: theroot