Tommy Taylor videoRecently, a “comedic” video about abused black men has been making the rounds on the social media networks. The video, by comedian Tommy Taylor, claims to give voice to the “80,000 innocent black men” who are “abused, battered, [and] neglected” by black women. To remedy this, the video suggest white women swoop in to save them.

Hmmm…ok.

I’ll just say a few words about this video, because in my opinion, that’s all it deserves.

1) It wasn’t funny. If you’re going to spoof such an issue you’ll need the comedic genius of Dave Chappell.

2) It’s making fun of a very real issue–Intimate partner violence–which disproportionally affects black couples.

3) It further minimizes and dismisses the very real abuse suffered by men in relationships and keeps them silent.

4) Would so many black men be laughing if it depicted them abusing black women, while a white man rescues them? Probably not.

5) Again, It just wasn’t funny. 

But hey…maybe it’s just me.

Watch the video and let us know what you think! 

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  • Socially Maladjusted

    LOL!

    what’s all the in-depth analysis about?

    It’s just a dumb skit which satirizes the “worthy cause” tug your heartstrings format by applying it to an absurd scenario – it’s been done a million times before, so what’s the big deal?

    The funniest and cleverest thing about this particular offering it is that the joke is not so much in the comedy, it’s on all the self righteous kill joys who don’t find it funny.

    LMAO!

    smh

  • So this makes African American men look like puppies and little children? Not sure if he was trying to acheive that. I was not offended, just felt bad for the puppies. I mean the men.

  • SconesCream&Jam

    Just because someone gets that its a joke, doesnt mean they should find it funny.

    Satire, black comedy, whatever….as a black woman I’m not ready to laugh about the issues highlighted in this video.

    • I`am not MAD

      Sorry Scones or no Scones “U” need to turn that Frown right side up.

    • Socially Maladjusted

      @I’m not mad

      LOL!